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Types of Rides

Bayern Kurve​
Bayern Kurve​

The Bayern Kurve is an amusement ride made in both a portable and park model that debuted in 1965 and was invented by German engineer Anton Schwarzkopf. During the ride, riders sit in one of the sixteen bobsled-themed cars that travel at a high-speed around a circular single-hilled track.

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Bumper Cars​
Bumper Cars​

Bumper cars or dodgems is the generic name for a type of flat ride consisting of several small electrically powered cars which draw power from the floor and/or ceiling, and which are turned on and off remotely by an operator.

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Carousel​
Carousel​

A carousel (American English: from French carrousel and Italian carosello), roundabout (British English), or merry-go-round, is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders.

Enterprise​
Enterprise​

Enterprise Rideshare © 2017. All rights reserved. Rideshare by Enterprise provides vanpool and rideshare services for individuals, employers and government agencies. Vanpooling helps improve commute times, address parking issues, and reduce your company's carbon footprint.

Ferris Wheel​
Ferris Wheel​

The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The generic term Ferris wheel is now used for all such structures, which have become the most common type of amusement ride at state fairs in the United States.

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Gravitron​
Gravitron​

The Gravitron (also known as the Starship, Starship 2000, Starship 3000, Starship 4000, Starship Area 51, Starship Gravitron, Starship Exodus, Alien Abduction, Alien Invasion, Twister, Devil's Hole, Area 51, and Enterprise) is an amusement ride, most commonly found as a portable ride at fairs and carnivals.

Helter Skelter​
Helter Skelter​

A helter skelter at the Royal Norfolk Show, near Easton, Norfolk, England A helter skelter is an amusement ride with a slide built in a spiral around a high tower. Users climb up inside the tower and slide down the outside, usually on a mat or hessian (burlap) sack.

Log Flume​
Log Flume​

Log flumes (colloquially known as log rides) are amusement rides consisting of a water flume and artificial hollow logs or boats. Passengers sit in the logs, which are propelled along the flume by the flow of water.

Matterhorn ​Bobsleds​
Matterhorn ​Bobsleds​

The Matterhorn Bobsleds are a pair of intertwined steel roller coasters at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. It is modelled after the Matterhorn, a mountain in the Alps on the border with Switzerland and Italy.

Mechanical ​Bull​
Mechanical ​Bull​

A mechanical bull, also known as a rodeo bull is a machine that replicates the sensation of riding a bucking animal, such as a rodeo bull or horse popularized by Sherwood Cryer. It is usually powered by a variable-speed electric motor.

Motion ​Simulator​
Motion ​Simulator​

Motion simulators can be classified according to whether the occupant is controlling the vehicle(such as in a Flight Simulator for training pilots), or whether the occupant is a passive rider, such as in a simulator ride or motion theater.

Music ​Express​
Music ​Express​

A Music Express is an amusement ride based on the original Caterpillar rides of Germany. Several near-identical ride designs are also produced by other companies; Musik Express by Italian company Bertazzon and US Majestic Rides, Himalaya by American company Wisdom Rides, German company Mack, and French company Reverchon, and Silver Streak by Wisdom Rides.

Octopus​
Octopus​

The Octopus is a type of amusement ride in the shape of an octopus. Five to eight arms attached to a central axis spin and move up and down in random, while cars at the end of the arms, either attached directly to the arm or fixed on spinning crosses, spin freely or stay in place, depending on the exactly type of ride.

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Old Mill​
Old Mill​

An old mill is a type of amusement park ride with unaccompanied boats floated on guideways through dark tunnels. These themed dark rides originated in the late 19th century and are known by a variety of names, including tunnel of love and river cave.

Reverse ​Bungee​
Reverse ​Bungee​

The reverse bungee (also known as catapult bungee or ejection seat) is a modern type of fairground ride that was invented by Troy Griffin in c. 1978.

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River Rapids ​Ride​
River Rapids ​Ride​

A river rapids ride (or river rafting ride) is an amusement ride that simulates whitewater ... River rapids rides feature circular rafts with two main components: ...

Rock-O-Plane​
Rock-O-Plane​

Rock-O-Plane at the Dane County Fair in Wisconsin The Rock-O-Plane is an amusement park ride designed by Lee Eyerly in 1948 and manufactured by the Eyerly Aircraft Company of Salem, Oregon.

Rockin' Tug​
Rockin' Tug​

Available in park model the Rockin’ Tug adds flash and color to any park or carnival. The Rockin’ Tug was award the Best New Family Ride at the 2002 IAAPA convention and actually is one of Zamperla’s best seller!

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Roll-O-Plane​
Roll-O-Plane​

The Roll-O-Plane also known as the Bullet is an amusement park ride that originated in America. It was invented by the Eyerly Aircraft Company of Salem, Oregon as an updated and more exciting version of the Loop-O-Plane. The ride is commonly nicknamed the "Salt and Pepper Shakers".

Roller Coaster​
Roller Coaster​

Roller coasters are thrill rides that operate like a railroad track and are a highlight of theme parks around the world. They are made from steel or wood and comprise a series of hills and drops, sudden turns, track loops and corkscrew-like elements.

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Round Up​
Round Up​

Round Up is an amusement ride consisting of a circular horizontal platform with a vertical cage-like wall around the edge. The platform is attached to a motor on a hydraulic arm. The ride starts out by spinning until the centripetal force is enough to push riders against the wall.

Shoot the ​Chute​
Shoot the ​Chute​

Shoot the Chute is an amusement ride consisting of a flat-bottomed boat that slides down a ramp or inside a flume into a lagoon. Unlike a log flume, a Shoot the Chute ride generally has larger boats and one single drop.

Skycoaster​
Skycoaster​

Skycoaster is an amusement park ride, produced and managed by Skycoaster, Inc., owned division of Ride Entertainment Group. On the ride, riders in groups of 1 to 3 are winched to the top of a launch tower and then dropped towards the ground, swinging from a cable tether back and forth until brought to a rest.

Teacups​
Teacups​

Teacups is an amusement ride characterised by cup-style spinning vehicles atop a turntable-like floor. Typically, each set of six teacups has a center bearing mounted underneath, similar to a car wheel bearing mounted on a circular floor capable of turning 360°.

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Tilt-A-Whirl​
Tilt-A-Whirl​

A Tilt-A-Whirl Tilt-A-Whirl is a flat ride similar to the Waltzer in Europe, designed for commercial use at amusement parks, fairs, and carnivals, in which it is commonly found. The rides are manufactured by Larson International of Plainview, Texas.

Top Scan​
Top Scan​

Top Scan As a signature thrill ride in any location, Topscan produces screams of fun as a spinning spectacle of light and color. Riders on the freely rotating, floorless gondolas gain a real sense of being airborne while suspended and flipping above the ground.

Top Spin​
Top Spin​

The Top Spin is a thrill ride developed by HUSS Park Attractions, and is the generic name for a series of rides from other manufacturers that follow the same principle. The ride consists of a passenger platform suspended between two counterweighted arms.

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Topple Tower​
Topple Tower​

A Topple Tower is an amusement ride designed in 2001 by van Orsouw Amusement Rides Design Service of Berghem, Netherlands. The first design was rejected due to its difficult and heavy construction. After a re-design in 2002, a license agreement was closed, and the ride was produced in 2005 by Huss Maschinenfabrik GmbH, now HUSS Park Attractions.

Tumble Bug​
Tumble Bug​

A Tumble Bug is an amusement park ride with a circular track. The ride has a central axis and a circular track. The track has changes in elevation in it, and the cars, each attached by a rod to a central pivot attachment point and connected together, are propelled around the track via motors between the cars.

Zipper​
Zipper​

The Zipper is an amusement ride invented by Joseph Brown under Chance Rides in 1968. Popular at carnivals and amusement parks in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it features strong vertical G-forces, numerous spins, and a noted sense of unpredictability.

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