Disk'O

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A standard Disk'O at Fraispertuis City, France

The Disk'O (also known as Skater or Surf's Up) is a type of flat ride manufactured by Zamperla of Italy. The ride is a larger version of a Rockin' Tug, also manufactured by Zamperla.

Versions[edit]

Model name Length Width Height Riders Capacity Description Portable Notes
Skater 21.5 m (71 ft) 11.65 m (38.2 ft) 10.69 m (35.1 ft) 24 600 Small halfpipe with inwards-facing seats. Yes [1]
Disk'O 24.55 m (80.5 ft) 9.68 m (31.8 ft) 10 m (33 ft) 24 600 Small halfpipe with outwards-facing seats. Yes [2]
Surf's Up 29 m (95 ft) 11 m (36 ft) 7.5 m (25 ft) 20 480 Small halfpipe with hill in middle. Guests stand on rectangular platform. Yes [3]
Mega Disk'O 37.5 m (123 ft) 10 m (33 ft) 15.5 m (51 ft) 24 600 Large halfpipe with outwards-facing seats. No [4]
40 1000 No
Skater Coaster 81.5 m (267 ft) 11.3 m (37 ft) 15.5 m (51 ft) 24 500 Large halfpipe with hill in middle. Inwards-facing seats shaped like a skateboard. No [5]
Disk'O Coaster 81.5 m (267 ft) 11.3 m (37 ft) 15.5 m (51 ft) 24 500 Large halfpipe with hill in middle. Outwards-facing seats. No
40 600 No

Ride[edit]

On a traditional Disk'O, Mega Disk'O or Disk'O Coaster, riders sit on a circular platform with outward-facing seats. On a Skater or a Skater Coaster, riders sit on a rectangular platform with inwards facing seats. On a Surf's Up, riders stand on a rectangular platform. Regardless of the model, the ride experience is very similar. The platform moves back and forth along a halfpipe track while spinning. A Disk'O Coaster or a Skater Coaster both feature a small hill in the middle of the halfpipe.

Installations[edit]

Mega Disk'O at Kennywood, US
Disk'O Coaster at Nigloland, France
Hanghai at Liseberg, Sweden
Ride name Park Location Model Opened
Avatar Airbender Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, Lancashire, England Mega Disk'O 2011-05
Cosmic Chaos Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, U.S. Mega Disk'O 2007
Crazy Surfer Movie Park Germany Bottrop, Germany Disk'O Coaster Unknown
De Grote Golf (most beautiful theming) Plopsaland De Panne De Panne, Belgium Disk'O Coaster 1/7/2013
Disk'O Adventuredome Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Disk'O 2007
Disk'O Casino Pier Seaside Heights, New Jersey, U.S. Disk'O Unknown
Disk'O Parque de Diversiones San José, Costa Rica Mega Disk'O 2006
Disk'O Oaks Amusement Park Portland, Oregon, U.S. Disk'O 2007[6]
Disk'O Flashback Boogie Ride Wild Waves Theme Park Federal Way, Washington, U.S. Disk'O 2008
Disk'O Magic Enchanted Kingdom Santa Rosa City, Philippines Disk'O 2012
Disko Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Norfolk, England Disk'O 2004[7]
Dizzy Disk Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, U.S. Disk'O 2005
Edge Paultons Park Hampshire, England Disk'O Coaster 2009-03
Electro Spin Luna Park Brooklyn, New York City, U.S. Mega Disk'O 2010
Electro Spin Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri, U.S. Mega Disk'O 2006
Giant Redback Aussie World Queensland, Australia Disk'O 2011-04-01
Girabugia Miragica Molfetta, Italy Disk'O Coaster 2009
Goon-E Electric Daisy Carnival Various locations Disk'O 2010
HangHai Liseberg Gothenberg, Sweden Mega Disk'O 2009
The Invader Rainbow's End Auckland, New Zealand Disk'O Coaster 2009-12-11
Kobra Chessington World of Adventures London, England Disk'O Coaster 2010
Kong West Midland Safari Park Worcestershire, England Mega Disk'O 2015
Mega Disk'O Martin's Fantasy Island Grand Island, New York, U.S. Mega Disk'O 2009
The Mega Vortex Waldameer Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S. Mega Disk'O 2009-05
Navigator Flamingo Land North Yorkshire, England Mega Disk'O 2005
Northern Lights Valleyfair Shakopee, Minnesota, U.S. Skater Coaster 2014[8]
Mia's Riding Adventure Legoland Windsor Windsor, Berkshire, England Disc'o Coaster May 2015
Pipe Scream Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, U.S. Skater Coaster 2014[9]
Ramba Zamba Adventure Island Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England Disk'O 2004
Red Back Aussie World Queensland, Australia Disk'O 2011
Rev-O-Lution Lake Compounce Bristol, Connecticut, U.S. Mega Disk'O 2011
Revolution 360 Seabreeze Irondequoit, New York, U.S. Disk'O 2010
Shockwave Dreamworld Queensland, Australia Disk'O Coaster 2011-06-25
Skater Canobie Lake Park Salem, New Hampshire, U.S. Skater 2005
Snoopy's GR8 SK8 Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina/Fort Mill, South Carolina, U.S. Disk'O Coaster 2010
Surf Dog Kings Island Mason, Ohio, U.S. Skater 2006[10]
Surf's Up Luna Park Brooklyn, New York City, U.S. Surf's Up 2010-05-30
Tiki Twirl California's Great America Santa Clara, California, U.S. Disk'O Coaster 2006
Tail Spin Wild Adventures Valdosta, Georgia, U.S. Mega Disk'O 2013
Tyrsky Särkänniemi Tampere, Finland Disk'O Coaster 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zamperla – Skater". Zamperla. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Zamperla – Disk'O". Zamperla. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Zamperla – Surf's Up". Zamperla. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Zamperla – Mega Disk'O". Zamperla. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Zamperla – Disk'O Coaster". Zamperla. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Thrill Rides at Oaks Amusement Park". Oaks Amusement Park. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Rides at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach". Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Valleyfair to add coaster, area geared toward families". Chanhassen Villager. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Cedar Point (August 27, 2013). "New for 2014 at Cedar Point" (Press release). PointBuzz. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Surf Dog". Cedar Fair Entertainment. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 

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