Skydiver (ride)

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Skydiver in background, behind the swing ride.

The Skydiver is an amusement ride produced from 1965 to 1987 by Chance Rides, an American manufacturer based in Wichita, Kansas.[1]

Skydiver cars are mounted on a circular frame – like a Ferris wheel – that spin on a front-back axis similar to a barrel roll.[2] As the ride required two trailers to transport, it was less popular than the Zipper, a similar but smaller ride also manufactured by Chance Rides.[3]


  1. ^ Cain, Brooke (October 13, 2011). "Retro thrill ride awaits fairgoers". The News & Observer. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ The Flat Joint, 2005 "Skydiver" [1]
  3. ^ "The Flat Joint: Skydiver". Retrieved February 14, 2013.