Tow boat ride

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For the boat, see Towboat.

A tow boat ride is a water ride constructed on a body of water. The course is defined by a main drive underwater cable, creating the impression of free floating boats. The station could be a revolving platform.[1][2]

Partial list of tow boat rides[edit]

Name Park Country Opening year Manufacturer
Africa Cruise Nigloland France 1987 Mack Rides
African Queen ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen Germany 2006 Intamin[3]
Bootsfahrt Hanover Zoo Germany Intamin[3]
Dschungel Fahrt Europa-Park Germany 1978 Mack Rides[4][5]
Épidemaïs Croisières Parc Astérix France 1989 Intamin[6]
Excalibur Drayton Manor Theme Park United Kingdom 2003–2011 Bear Rides[7]
Fahrt des Odysseus Belantis Vergnügungspark Germany 2003 Bear Rides[7]
Fata Morgana Efteling Netherlands 1986 Intamin[6]
Fatih’s Dream Vialand Turkey 2014 Intamin[8]
Floßfahrt Heide Park Germany 1978 Mack Rides
Gamanile River Leipzig Zoological Garden Germany 2011 Intamin[3]
Gold River Adventure Walibi Belgium Belgium 1978 Intamin[9]
Gondoletta Luisenpark Germany 1975 Intamin[6]
Gondoletta Efteling Netherlands 1981 Intamin[6]
Jungla Parque de Atracciones de Madrid Spain 1977
Jungle mission Bellewaerde Belgium 1978 Intamin[9][10]
Käpt'n Blaubärs Abenteuerfahrt Ravensburger Spieleland Germany 1998 Mack Rides[9]
Kid’s Catamaran Leofoo Village Theme Park Taïwan
Lac des chercheurs d'or Le Pal France Mack Rides
Le Pays des Contes de Fées Disneyland Park France 1994 Intamin[9][11]
Paysages d’Europe Futuroscope France 1992–1998 Intamin
Piratbåde Legoland Billund Denmark Mack Rides[4]
Radeaux Didi'Land France 1982–2013
Swan Boats Alton Towers United Kingdom 1987–2003 Intamin[6]
Tam-Tam Aventure Walibi Rhône-Alpes France 1992 Soquet[12]
Tam Tam Tour Walibi Sud-Ouest France 1992
Tow boat Dream Park Egypt Intamin
Tow boats Geroland Egypt 1997 ABC Rides[7]
Tunga[13] Gardaland Italy 1975–2009 Intamin
Urzeit Floßfahrt Freizeitpark Plohn Germany 1997 Mack Rides
Venice Gondola Genting Indoor Theme Park Malaysia Zamperla
Waly boat Walygator Parc France 1989 Mack Rides[4][14]
Zattere Minitalia Leolandia Park Italy 1997

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tow Boat Ride". Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  2. ^ "TOW BOAT RIDE". Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  3. ^ a b c "Animal attractions". Park World. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  4. ^ a b c "Piratbåde Tow Boat Ride Rides MACK". Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Europa-Park: A family success storythat's all about passion!". Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Tow Boat Ride The flexible family ride" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  7. ^ a b c "Amusement Rides Reference list 1994 – 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  8. ^ "Intamin's Vialand Compilation". Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Gold River Adventure Tow Boat Ride von Intamin AG". Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  10. ^ "Bellewaerde Park to open an indoor family coastermanufactured by Zierer in 2013". Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  11. ^ "Le Pays des Comptes de Fées". Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  12. ^ "Walibi Rhône-Alpes (France) 27 Janvier 2015". Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  13. ^ First Safari Africano was a motorboat. In the 1980s was the water ride modified by Intamin to become a tow boat ride
  14. ^ "Walygator Parc confirme le nouveau Waly Boat". Retrieved 2014-07-10. 

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