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frisbee is a type of pendulum amusement ride featuring a circular gondola that rotates as it swings back and forth. Riders are seated on the gondola facing inward or outward depending on the model.
Design and operation [ edit ]
A pendulum is suspended between two
support frames. Attached to the base of this pendulum is a circular gondola. Riders are seated in the gondola, facing either inwards or outwards. When the ride cycle starts, the gondola begins to rotate. In addition, the pendulum arm begins to swing through an arc, maxing out between 120° and 360° (full revolution). Most parks require riders to be at least 48 inches (120 cm) tall.
Variants [ edit ]
Fabbri Group Boomerang
15 m (49 ft)
22 m (72 ft)
24 m (79 ft)
31,4mmp 50 km/h
HUSS Park Attractions Frisbee
20 m (66 ft)
36 m (118 ft)
42 m (138 ft)
Intamin Gyro Swing
[1 ] 32-50
27.15 m (89.1 ft)
Jiuhua Rides Super Pendulum
[2 ] 54
26 m (85 ft)
KMG Afterburner (a.k.a. Fireball)
[3 ] 24-32
19.812 m (65.00 ft)
21 m (69 ft)
40 m (130 ft)
Luna-Park Rides Extreme
20 m (66 ft)
35 m (115 ft)
54mmp 88 km/h
Moser's Rides Sidewinder
SBF Visa Group Dance Party
Maxi Dance Party
27 m (89 ft)
37mmp 59.2 km/h
Maxi Dance Party 360
Technical Park Street Fighter
18 m (59 ft)
23 m (75 ft)
21 m (69 ft)
26,2mmp 43 km/h
[4 ] 40
44.8 m (147 ft)
68mmp 110 km/h
7.6 m (25 ft)
7,7mmp 12,3 km/h
Appearances [ edit ]
Technical Park Street Fighter, Uses the name "Hard Rock" owned by Johnsons Amusements. One travelling Zamperla Discovery, uses the name "Nitro" owned by Show West.
Belgium - At least one Giant Frisbee. This operates under the name of Sledgehammer, at Bobbejaanland.
Brasil - Two Giant Fisbee. One is the SUPER FRISBEE, in NICOLÂNDIA CENTER PARK, Brasília, and the other is THUNDER, at MIRABILANDIA, Pernambuco.
Canada - At least four Frisbee rides, , at Psyclone Canada's Wonderland Ontario; Crazy Beach Party, at Playland; "Manitou" at La Ronde in Montreal; and Sonic Twister at Galaxyland amusement park at the West Edmonton Mall.
Denmark - At least one Giant Frisbee. This operates under the name of Svend Singram, at BonBon-Land.
Egypt - At least one Giant Frisbee. This operates under the name of Discovery, at Dream Park.
Finland - One Frisbee between 2000-2005 at Särkänniemi amusement park and one Typhoon in Powerpark.
Germany - Frisbee Sidekick at Movie Park Germany, two mobile Frisbees Robrahn/Bremen (Prototype) and Goetzke/Munich
India - At least one Giant Frisbee. This operates under the name of Side Winder, at Adventure Island, Rohini, India.
Italy - Yukatan, by Technical Park at Cavallino Matto.
Netherlands - Duinrell operates with the name of Mad Mill.
New Zealand - 1 Zamperla Discovery Revolution (with full 360 degrees) at Rainbow's End (Theme Park) operating as StratosFEAR
Norway - At least two, with one Giant Discovery at ( Zamperla)operates with the name of SpinSpider at TusenFryd (operated since 2009). It is the largest of the Frisbee (ride) in the world; height 45 m, 115 km/t and 4,5 G. And second called, Vepsen at Kongeparken, a Fabbri Group Boomerang original Frisbee, operated since 2009.
Philippines - Star Frisbee, at Star City, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
South Korea - Hurricane, at EverLand, YongIn, South Korea.
Spain - At least two Frisbees. One operates under the name of La Máquina, at Parque de atracciones, Madrid, Spain. The second one is at Terra Mítica Park, in Alicante.
United Kingdom - Pendulus at Pleasure Island Family Theme Park and Black Fly at West Midlands Safari Park (Huss Frisbee models), at Eagle's Claw Lightwater Valley and at Vortex Thorpe Park (KMG Afterburner models), Flip Flop, at Flamingo Land Resort, a Fabbri Top Swing model, and at least 3 travelling versions.
United States - Giant Frisbees: at Delirium Kings Island and at maXair Cedar Point. Giant Discovery: Black Widow at Kennywood. Frisbees: Delirium at California's Great America; "Tazmanian Devil" at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom; Revolution at Six Flags Great America and Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom; The Claw at Hersheypark; "it" at Morey's Piers; Tomahawk at Six Flags New England; Frisbee at Six Flags Fiesta Texas; Xtreme Frisbee at Canobie Lake Park; Frisbee at Adventureland in Farmingdale, New York; The Rattler at Wild Adventures at Valdosta; Fandango in Elysburg, PA at the Knoebels Amusement Park; SpinCycle at Silverwood Theme Park (a Maxi Dance Party 360 and the only Frisbee-style ride in the US to make a full 360-degree revolution); and one in the infield at Daytona International Speedway.
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