Amusement ride
Overview
Amusement rides are large mechanical devices that move people to create enjoyment. They are frequently found at amusement park
Amusement park
thumb|Cinderella Castle in [[Magic Kingdom]], [[Disney World]]Amusement and theme parks are terms for a group of entertainment attractions and rides and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people...

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Traveling carnival
A traveling carnival is an amusement show that may be made up of amusement rides, food vendors, merchandise vendors, games of chance and skill, thrill acts, animal acts or sideshow curiosities. A traveling carnival is not set up at a permanent location, like an amusement park, but is moved from...

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Funfair
A funfair or simply "fair" is a small to medium sized travelling show primarily composed of stalls and other amusements. Larger fairs such as the permanent fairs of cities and seaside resorts might be called a fairground, although technically this should refer to the land where a fair is...

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  • Afterburner
    Afterburner (ride)
    The Afterburner is a ride produced by KMG, with loose similarities to the Zamperla Nitro ride. The standard version of the ride is designed to travel on two trailers, and features six floor-less gondolas seating four passengers each, while larger static models feature 8 floor-less gondolas.Due to...

  • Ali Baba
  • Balloon Race
    Balloon Race (ride)
    The Zamperla Balloon Race is a tilting, circular motion amusement park ride manufactured by Antonio Zamperla S.P.A. The ride makes its way up a structure, and at a certain height, it starts tilting.-Car designs:...

  • Booster (Fabbri ride)
    Booster (Fabbri ride)
    Booster is an amusement park ride made by Fabbri. It is a pendulum ride, similar to the later Speed by KMG...

  • Booster (HUSS ride)
    Booster (HUSS ride)
    Booster is an amusement park ride made by HUSS Maschinenfabrik. It is an evolution of the firm's Breakdance ride, and a competitor for Mondial's Shake and Fabbri's Crazy Shake rides. The basic movement is the same as these rides, but the car is pivoted so that riders are spun sideways. During the...

  • Breakdance
    Breakdance (ride)
    The Breakdance is an amusement park and fairground ride, designed by HUSS Maschinenfabrik in 1985. Upon release, the ride design proved to be an instant hit, with HUSS now producing four varying designs, all of which can be acquired in transportable, semi-permanent, or permanent forms.-Design and...

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

  • Carousel
    Carousel
    A carousel , or merry-go-round, is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders...

  • Chair-O-Planes
    Chair-O-Planes
    The Chair-O-Planes is a fairground ride that is a variation on the carousel in which the chairs are suspended on chains from the rotating top of the carousel...

  • Cliffhanger
    Cliffhanger (ride)
    The Cliff Hanger is a ride that is very popular, and is seen at most amusement parks and wealthy traveling shows. The ride is for the intent of simulating hang gliding.-Design Of Ride:This device consist of a metal ram with a hinged end...

  • Cobra
  • Condor
    Condor (ride)
    The Condor is the trade name of an amusement ride sold by HUSS of Bremen, Germany. It was debuted at the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair, under the name "Cyclo Tower"....

  • Crazy Wave / Gee Whiz / Moby Dick
    Crazy Wave / Gee Whiz / Moby Dick
    Sartori's Crazy Wave, Wisdoms's Gee Whiz, and Wisdom's Moby Dick are all amusement rides that each have two small arms attached to a gondola below them. Of course, the arms are also attached to a steel structure...

  • Dark ride
    Dark ride
    A dark ride or ghost train is an indoor amusement ride where riders in guided vehicles travel through specially lit scenes that typically contain animation, sound, music, and special effects....

  • Disk'O
  • Dive Bomber
  • Drop tower
  • Enterprise
    Enterprise (ride)
    The Enterprise is an amusement ride, manufactured primarily by HUSS Maschinenfabrik in 1972. The ride was an adaptation and improvement of a design produced earlier that year by Schwarzkopf, with an increased passenger capacity. Despite not owning the original incarnation of the ride, HUSS was...

  • Evolution
    Evolution (ride)
    Evolution is a large thrill ride manufactured by FarFabbri in Italy.It consists of four inclined pillars which support a revolving arm. On one end of the arm are some counterweights and on the other is a rotating hub which holds 10 cars. The minimum height requirement is 48 inches or taller....

  • Ferris wheel
    Ferris wheel
    A Ferris wheel is a nonbuilding structure consisting of a rotating upright wheel with passenger cars attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, the cars are kept upright, usually by gravity.Some of the largest and most modern Ferris wheels have cars mounted on...

  • Freak Out
    Freak Out (ride)
    A Freak Out is a pendulum-based fairground ride. It is a smaller version of the Afterburner ride; both of which are manufactured by KMG of the Netherlands.The riders sit facing each other on chairs suspended around the bob on the pendulum...

  • Frisbee
    Frisbee (ride)
    The Frisbee is an pendulum-motion amusement ride designed by HUSS Maschinenfabrik. The term is often used to describe similar rides built by other companies.-Design and operation:...

  • Fun Slide
    Fun Slide
    Frederiksen's Fun Slide is an Amusement ride that is popular with young children. People walk up the stairs to get to the top of this slide along with a mat, than sit down, and place the mat on the slide. They then slide down the slide. There are three models: State Fair 5 lane, 90 foot 3 lane,...

  • Funhouse
    Funhouse
    A funhouse or fun house is an amusement facility found on amusement park and funfair midways in which patrons encounter and actively interact with various devices designed to surprise, challenge, and amuse the visitor. Unlike thrill rides, funhouses are participatory attractions, where visitors...

  • Gravitron
    Gravitron
    The Gravitron is an amusement ride, most commonly found as a portable ride at fairs and carnivals. The Gravitron first appeared at Morey's Piers in 1983 and quickly became a fixture at amusement parks in many countries. It is a modification of an earlier ride called the Rotor...

  • Gyro tower
    Gyro Tower
    A gyro tower, or panoramic tower, is an evolution of the observation tower with a vertical moving platform. A gyro tower's observation deck is not simply raised to provide its passengers a spectacular view, it is also rotated around the supporting mast, either once in the raised position or while...

  • Helter skelter
  • House of mirrors
    House of mirrors
    A house of mirrors or hall of mirrors is a traditional attraction at funfairs and amusement parks. The basic concept behind a house of mirrors is to be a maze-like puzzle. In addition to the maze, participants are also given mirrors as obstacles, and glass panes to parts of the maze they cannot...

  • Hurricane
    Hurricane (ride)
    The Hurricane is an amusement ride first manufactured by Frank Hrubrtz & Co. The Hurricane was first created in 1972, and is directly based on the older Saturn 6 ride, which first operated in 1948. Frank Hrubrtz & Co was the sole distributor of the ride until 1992, when construction was taken over...

  • Jump and Smile
    Jump and Smile
    The Jump & Smile is a type of fairground ride in which the chair cars are arranged on a number of radial arms around a central axis. As the central axis rotates, the arms are lifted into the air at pseudo-random intervals giving an erratic jumping motion....

  • Kamikaze
    Kamikaze (ride)
    A Kamikaze is a pendulum amusement ride, usually found as a traveling ride, with some examples found at amusement parks. The ride is manufactured by Far Fabbri & Sartori, and first made its debut in 1984...

  • Kiddie ride
  • Log flume
  • Loop-O-Plane
    Loop-O-Plane
    The Loop-O-Plane is an amusement park ride that originated in America. It was invented by Lee Eyerly and manufactured by the Eyerly Aircraft company of Salem, Oregon in 1933. The was immediately popular with customers and became a staple of amusement parks....

  • Loop-the-Loop
  • Looping Starship
    Looping Starship
    The Looping Starship is an amusement ride manufactured by Intamin AG of Switzerland. The ride is a swinging ship that can spin a complete 360-degree revolution, which can be very scary at times...

  • Matterhorn
    Matterhorn (ride)
    For the Disneyland attraction, see Matterhorn Bobsleds.The Matterhorn or Flying Bobs, sometimes known by alternate names such as Musik Express or Terminator in the UK, is an amusement ride very similar to the Superbob, which consists of a number of cars attached to axels that swing in and out...

  • Miami Trip
  • Motion simulator
    Motion simulator
    A motion simulator or motion platform is a mechanism that encapsulates occupants and creates the effect/feelings of being in a moving vehicle...

  • Music Express
    Music Express
    A Music Express is an amusement park and carnival 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...

  • Observation tower
    Observation tower
    An observation tower is a structure used to view events from a long distance and to create a full 360 degree range of vision. They are usually at least tall and made from stone, iron, and wood. Many modern towers are also used as TV towers, restaurants, or churches...

  • Octopus
    Octopus (ride)
    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 spin on rotary bolts. Each Octopus ride has the arms attached the middle of the ride. The middle of the ride will...

  • Orbiter
    Orbiter (ride)
    The Orbiter is a fairground ride invented by Richard Woolls in 1976.It has a number of articulated arms radiating from a central rotating vertical axis. Each arm supports a cluster of cars, which are lifted through 90° into the horizontal position once the ride is spinning...

  • Paratrooper
    Paratrooper (ride)
    A Paratrooper also known as an "Umbrella Ride" is a type of fairground ride based on cars suspended below a wheel which rotates at an oblique angle. The cars are free to rock sideways and swing out under centrifugal force and the wheel rotates. Invariably, the cars on a paratrooper have an umbrella...

  • Pirate ship
    Pirate ship (ride)
    A pirate ship is a type of amusement ride, consisting of an open, seated gondola which swings back and forth, subjecting the rider to various levels of angular momentum....

  • Ranger
    Ranger (ride)
    A Ranger is a HUSS manufactured inverting pendulum ride, first manufactured in 1981. Many of the design elements were later used in the HUSS Rainbow, and the term 'Ranger' has become synonymous with inverting pendulum rides...

  • Ridable miniature railway
    Ridable miniature railway
    A ridable miniature railway is a ground-level, large scale model railway that hauls passengers using locomotives that are models of full-sized railway locomotives .-Overview:Typically they have a rail track gauge between and , though both larger and...

  • Ring of Fire / Larson Fireball
    Ring of Fire / Larson Fireball
    -Introduction:Larson International has made three rides of similar design. The first being the SUPER LOOP, followed by RING OF FIRE, and the third being FIREBALL. Several variations of each exist The rides run the same but the RING OF FIRE, and all models prior, have caged trains, and the FIREBALL...

  • River rafting ride
    River rafting ride
    A river rafting ride is an amusement ride that simulates whitewater rafting.-History:The river rapids ride concept was proposed by Bill Crandall and developed by Intamin AG...

  • Rock-O-Plane
    Rock-O-Plane
    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.It is sometimes nicknamed "the cages". Its shape is similar to that of a Ferris wheel, but with seats that are enclosed and rock and roll as the ride turns. If...

  • Rockin' Tug
    Rockin' Tug
    Rockin' Tug is a flat ride manufactured by Zamperla. The ride is manufactured in both traveling and park versions. It is the first of a line of new "halfpiperides". Zamperla's Disk-O is another popular ride from that "family". The difference is that the Tug has a friction wheel, while the Disk-O is...

  • 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 Oregon as an updated and more exciting version of the Loop-O-Plane. The ride is commonly nicknamed the "Salt and Pepper Shakers".The ride consists of a...

  • Roller coaster
    Roller coaster
    The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. LaMarcus Adna Thompson patented the first coasters on January 20, 1885...

  • Rotor
    Rotor (ride)
    The Rotor is an amusement park ride, designed by German engineer Ernst Hoffmeister in the late 1940s. The ride was first demonstrated at Oktoberfest 1949, and was exhibited at fairs and events throughout Europe during the 1950s and 1960s...

  • Round Up
  • Screamin' Swing
    Screamin' Swing
    Screamin' Swing is a pneumatically powered pendulum ride designed by S&S Power. The ride was first installed and operated in 2004 at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, USA.-Design and operation:...

  • Shoot-the-Chutes
    Shoot-the-Chutes
    Shoot-the-Chutes 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-Chutes generally has larger boats and one single drop....

  • Sky Swat
    Sky Swat
    The Sky Swat is a thrill ride which is built by S&S Power of Logan, Utah. It was developed and put onto the market in 2003. Only 2 have ever been built, although one has existed at 2 locations. The first ever installation of a Sky Swat was at Six Flags AstroWorld in Houston, Texas in 2003. The ride...

  • Skydiver
    Skydiver (ride)
    The Skydiver is a carnival ride produced from 1965 to 1987 by Chance Rides Manufacturing, Inc., an American manufacturer of amusement rides based in Wichita, Kansas....

  • Speed
    Speed (ride)
    Speed is an amusement ride design produced by the Dutch company KMG. It is commonly referred to as KMG Booster, due to its similarity with the Fabbri Booster ride....

  • Spin Out
    Spin Out (Ride)
    The Spin Out is a claw type of ride, and is known as "Move It" outside of the United States. The claw has seats, and is attached to an arm. It spins 360 degrees while rotating upside-down. There is a turntable underneath the ride that turns in the opposite direction.The ride has six rows of four...

  • Super Star
    Super star (ride)
    Super Star is a fairground ride manufactured by Super-rides International in the UK.The ride features 8 main arms each with a 4-person capacity gondola on each end. In the rear of the gondola there is a hydraulic ram which pulls the seating units into an outward position. Once in this position the...

  • Swing Around
  • Tagada
    Tagada
    A tagada is an amusement ride made by various manufacturers. Riders sit in a round bowl with no seatbelts or restraints. There are bars behind the riders which they hold onto. The ride starts to spin, the music starts playing and hydraulic arms bounce the riders up and down.The Tagada is operated...

  • Teacups
    Teacups
    Teacups is an amusement ride characterized by cup-style spinning vehicles atop a turntable-like floor.-Operation:Typically, each set of four teacup vehicles has a circular floor or a motor capable of turning 360 degrees. The circular floor or motor sits within a larger, turntable-like floor...

  • The Whip
    The Whip (ride)
    The Whip was a ride originally designed and built by W.F. Mangels Company of Coney Island, New York, USA. William F. Mangels patented the ride in 1914 and it soon became an extremely popular ride....

  • Tilt-A-Whirl
    Tilt-A-Whirl
    Tilt-A-Whirl is one of the best-known flat rides, designed for commercial use at amusement parks, fairs and carnivals in which it is commonly found. The rides are manufactured by Sellner Manufacturing of Faribault, Minnesota...

  • Top Spin
    Top Spin (ride)
    The Top Spin is a thrill ride developed by HUSS Maschinenfabrik, 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...

  • Top Scan
    Top Scan (Ride)
    Top Scan is an amusement ride made by Mondial. It has six free-rotating gondolas each with five seats and the standard Mondial Triple-Lock Harnesses, including the belt...

  • Topple Tower
    Topple Tower
    A Topple Tower is an amusement ride produced by HUSS Maschinenfabrik. The ride was designed by Mr. Theo van Orsouw of van Orsouw Amusement Rides Design Service , the Netherlands Patent Pended nr: PCT/EP2002/012698 Nov...

  • Tornado
    Tornado (ride)
    The tornado is an amusement ride manufactured by Wisdom Industries Ltd. Most tornados travel with a traveling midway company to many fairs with many other rides.- Ride experience :The center base spins at 10 RPM while each car can be spun by the riders...

  • Troika
    Troika (ride)
    The Troika is an amusement park ride, designed and manufactured by HUSS Maschinenfabrik in the mid-1970s. The ride is available in both transportable and permanent forms, although due to the total weight and size of the ride , transportable Troikas are unpopular and uncommon...

  • Tumble Bug
    Tumble Bug
    A Tumble Bug is an amusement park ride with a circular track.Only two full-sized Tumble Bugs remain operating today in the United States—one at Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, and one at Conneaut Lake Park in Conneaut Lake, PA. All full-size instances were made by Traver...

  • Twist
    Twist (ride)
    The Twist, also known as the Twister, Cyclone, Sizzler, Scrambler, Merry Mixer, Jambalaya, or Grasscutter is an amusement ride in which suspended riders spinning in cars experience the illusion that they will crash into other suspended, spinning cars. Riders are seated in small carriages clustered...

  • UFO
    UFO (ride)
    The UFO is an amusement park ride designed by HUSS Maschinenfabrik in 1978, based on the company's Enterprise and Skylab amusement rides.-Design and operation:...

  • UltraMax
    UltraMax
    The UltraMax is a type of amusement ride manufactured by Mondial which is like the HUSS Frisbee however passengers face outwards and are sitting one of the four seats on one of the six gondolas as the ride gets higher momentum and eventually starts going upside down...

  • Water slide
    Water slide
    A water slide is a type of slide designed for warm-weather or indoor recreational use at water parks. Water slides differ in their riding method and therefore size...

  • Waltzer
    Waltzer
    A waltzer is a fairground ride that consists of a number of cars which are free to spin individually while rotating around a central point like a carousel. The floor of the ride is not flat and the cars rise and fall gently as the ride spins, the weight of the riders causing each car to rotate...

  • Wipeout
  • Zipper
    Zipper (ride)
    The Zipper is an amusement-thrill ride 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....



  • Amusement park accidents
    Amusement park accidents
    Amusement park accidents can result in serious injury or death to somebody visiting or working at an amusement park.Most amusement park accidents are required to be reported to regulatory authorities. They usually fall into one of the following categories:...

  • List of amusement parks
  • List of closed rides and attractions

Encyclopedia
Amusement rides are large mechanical devices that move people to create enjoyment. They are frequently found at amusement park
Amusement park
thumb|Cinderella Castle in [[Magic Kingdom]], [[Disney World]]Amusement and theme parks are terms for a group of entertainment attractions and rides and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people...

s, traveling carnival
Traveling carnival
A traveling carnival is an amusement show that may be made up of amusement rides, food vendors, merchandise vendors, games of chance and skill, thrill acts, animal acts or sideshow curiosities. A traveling carnival is not set up at a permanent location, like an amusement park, but is moved from...

s, and funfair
Funfair
A funfair or simply "fair" is a small to medium sized travelling show primarily composed of stalls and other amusements. Larger fairs such as the permanent fairs of cities and seaside resorts might be called a fairground, although technically this should refer to the land where a fair is...

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Notable types

  • Afterburner
    Afterburner (ride)
    The Afterburner is a ride produced by KMG, with loose similarities to the Zamperla Nitro ride. The standard version of the ride is designed to travel on two trailers, and features six floor-less gondolas seating four passengers each, while larger static models feature 8 floor-less gondolas.Due to...

  • Ali Baba
  • Balloon Race
    Balloon Race (ride)
    The Zamperla Balloon Race is a tilting, circular motion amusement park ride manufactured by Antonio Zamperla S.P.A. The ride makes its way up a structure, and at a certain height, it starts tilting.-Car designs:...

  • Booster (Fabbri ride)
    Booster (Fabbri ride)
    Booster is an amusement park ride made by Fabbri. It is a pendulum ride, similar to the later Speed by KMG...

  • Booster (HUSS ride)
    Booster (HUSS ride)
    Booster is an amusement park ride made by HUSS Maschinenfabrik. It is an evolution of the firm's Breakdance ride, and a competitor for Mondial's Shake and Fabbri's Crazy Shake rides. The basic movement is the same as these rides, but the car is pivoted so that riders are spun sideways. During the...

  • Breakdance
    Breakdance (ride)
    The Breakdance is an amusement park and fairground ride, designed by HUSS Maschinenfabrik in 1985. Upon release, the ride design proved to be an instant hit, with HUSS now producing four varying designs, all of which can be acquired in transportable, semi-permanent, or permanent forms.-Design and...

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

  • Carousel
    Carousel
    A carousel , or merry-go-round, is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders...

  • Chair-O-Planes
    Chair-O-Planes
    The Chair-O-Planes is a fairground ride that is a variation on the carousel in which the chairs are suspended on chains from the rotating top of the carousel...

  • Cliffhanger
    Cliffhanger (ride)
    The Cliff Hanger is a ride that is very popular, and is seen at most amusement parks and wealthy traveling shows. The ride is for the intent of simulating hang gliding.-Design Of Ride:This device consist of a metal ram with a hinged end...

  • Cobra
  • Condor
    Condor (ride)
    The Condor is the trade name of an amusement ride sold by HUSS of Bremen, Germany. It was debuted at the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair, under the name "Cyclo Tower"....

  • Crazy Wave / Gee Whiz / Moby Dick
    Crazy Wave / Gee Whiz / Moby Dick
    Sartori's Crazy Wave, Wisdoms's Gee Whiz, and Wisdom's Moby Dick are all amusement rides that each have two small arms attached to a gondola below them. Of course, the arms are also attached to a steel structure...

  • Dark ride
    Dark ride
    A dark ride or ghost train is an indoor amusement ride where riders in guided vehicles travel through specially lit scenes that typically contain animation, sound, music, and special effects....

  • Disk'O
  • Dive Bomber
  • Drop tower
  • Enterprise
    Enterprise (ride)
    The Enterprise is an amusement ride, manufactured primarily by HUSS Maschinenfabrik in 1972. The ride was an adaptation and improvement of a design produced earlier that year by Schwarzkopf, with an increased passenger capacity. Despite not owning the original incarnation of the ride, HUSS was...

  • Evolution
    Evolution (ride)
    Evolution is a large thrill ride manufactured by FarFabbri in Italy.It consists of four inclined pillars which support a revolving arm. On one end of the arm are some counterweights and on the other is a rotating hub which holds 10 cars. The minimum height requirement is 48 inches or taller....

  • Ferris wheel
    Ferris wheel
    A Ferris wheel is a nonbuilding structure consisting of a rotating upright wheel with passenger cars attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, the cars are kept upright, usually by gravity.Some of the largest and most modern Ferris wheels have cars mounted on...

  • Freak Out
    Freak Out (ride)
    A Freak Out is a pendulum-based fairground ride. It is a smaller version of the Afterburner ride; both of which are manufactured by KMG of the Netherlands.The riders sit facing each other on chairs suspended around the bob on the pendulum...

  • Frisbee
    Frisbee (ride)
    The Frisbee is an pendulum-motion amusement ride designed by HUSS Maschinenfabrik. The term is often used to describe similar rides built by other companies.-Design and operation:...

  • Fun Slide
    Fun Slide
    Frederiksen's Fun Slide is an Amusement ride that is popular with young children. People walk up the stairs to get to the top of this slide along with a mat, than sit down, and place the mat on the slide. They then slide down the slide. There are three models: State Fair 5 lane, 90 foot 3 lane,...

  • Funhouse
    Funhouse
    A funhouse or fun house is an amusement facility found on amusement park and funfair midways in which patrons encounter and actively interact with various devices designed to surprise, challenge, and amuse the visitor. Unlike thrill rides, funhouses are participatory attractions, where visitors...

  • Gravitron
    Gravitron
    The Gravitron is an amusement ride, most commonly found as a portable ride at fairs and carnivals. The Gravitron first appeared at Morey's Piers in 1983 and quickly became a fixture at amusement parks in many countries. It is a modification of an earlier ride called the Rotor...

  • Gyro tower
    Gyro Tower
    A gyro tower, or panoramic tower, is an evolution of the observation tower with a vertical moving platform. A gyro tower's observation deck is not simply raised to provide its passengers a spectacular view, it is also rotated around the supporting mast, either once in the raised position or while...

  • Helter skelter
  • House of mirrors
    House of mirrors
    A house of mirrors or hall of mirrors is a traditional attraction at funfairs and amusement parks. The basic concept behind a house of mirrors is to be a maze-like puzzle. In addition to the maze, participants are also given mirrors as obstacles, and glass panes to parts of the maze they cannot...

  • Hurricane
    Hurricane (ride)
    The Hurricane is an amusement ride first manufactured by Frank Hrubrtz & Co. The Hurricane was first created in 1972, and is directly based on the older Saturn 6 ride, which first operated in 1948. Frank Hrubrtz & Co was the sole distributor of the ride until 1992, when construction was taken over...

  • Jump and Smile
    Jump and Smile
    The Jump & Smile is a type of fairground ride in which the chair cars are arranged on a number of radial arms around a central axis. As the central axis rotates, the arms are lifted into the air at pseudo-random intervals giving an erratic jumping motion....

  • Kamikaze
    Kamikaze (ride)
    A Kamikaze is a pendulum amusement ride, usually found as a traveling ride, with some examples found at amusement parks. The ride is manufactured by Far Fabbri & Sartori, and first made its debut in 1984...

  • Kiddie ride
  • Log flume
  • Loop-O-Plane
    Loop-O-Plane
    The Loop-O-Plane is an amusement park ride that originated in America. It was invented by Lee Eyerly and manufactured by the Eyerly Aircraft company of Salem, Oregon in 1933. The was immediately popular with customers and became a staple of amusement parks....

  • Loop-the-Loop
  • Looping Starship
    Looping Starship
    The Looping Starship is an amusement ride manufactured by Intamin AG of Switzerland. The ride is a swinging ship that can spin a complete 360-degree revolution, which can be very scary at times...

  • Matterhorn
    Matterhorn (ride)
    For the Disneyland attraction, see Matterhorn Bobsleds.The Matterhorn or Flying Bobs, sometimes known by alternate names such as Musik Express or Terminator in the UK, is an amusement ride very similar to the Superbob, which consists of a number of cars attached to axels that swing in and out...

  • Miami Trip
  • Motion simulator
    Motion simulator
    A motion simulator or motion platform is a mechanism that encapsulates occupants and creates the effect/feelings of being in a moving vehicle...

  • Music Express
    Music Express
    A Music Express is an amusement park and carnival 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...

  • Observation tower
    Observation tower
    An observation tower is a structure used to view events from a long distance and to create a full 360 degree range of vision. They are usually at least tall and made from stone, iron, and wood. Many modern towers are also used as TV towers, restaurants, or churches...

  • Octopus
    Octopus (ride)
    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 spin on rotary bolts. Each Octopus ride has the arms attached the middle of the ride. The middle of the ride will...

  • Orbiter
    Orbiter (ride)
    The Orbiter is a fairground ride invented by Richard Woolls in 1976.It has a number of articulated arms radiating from a central rotating vertical axis. Each arm supports a cluster of cars, which are lifted through 90° into the horizontal position once the ride is spinning...

  • Paratrooper
    Paratrooper (ride)
    A Paratrooper also known as an "Umbrella Ride" is a type of fairground ride based on cars suspended below a wheel which rotates at an oblique angle. The cars are free to rock sideways and swing out under centrifugal force and the wheel rotates. Invariably, the cars on a paratrooper have an umbrella...

  • Pirate ship
    Pirate ship (ride)
    A pirate ship is a type of amusement ride, consisting of an open, seated gondola which swings back and forth, subjecting the rider to various levels of angular momentum....

  • Ranger
    Ranger (ride)
    A Ranger is a HUSS manufactured inverting pendulum ride, first manufactured in 1981. Many of the design elements were later used in the HUSS Rainbow, and the term 'Ranger' has become synonymous with inverting pendulum rides...

  • Ridable miniature railway
    Ridable miniature railway
    A ridable miniature railway is a ground-level, large scale model railway that hauls passengers using locomotives that are models of full-sized railway locomotives .-Overview:Typically they have a rail track gauge between and , though both larger and...

  • Ring of Fire / Larson Fireball
    Ring of Fire / Larson Fireball
    -Introduction:Larson International has made three rides of similar design. The first being the SUPER LOOP, followed by RING OF FIRE, and the third being FIREBALL. Several variations of each exist The rides run the same but the RING OF FIRE, and all models prior, have caged trains, and the FIREBALL...

  • River rafting ride
    River rafting ride
    A river rafting ride is an amusement ride that simulates whitewater rafting.-History:The river rapids ride concept was proposed by Bill Crandall and developed by Intamin AG...

  • Rock-O-Plane
    Rock-O-Plane
    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.It is sometimes nicknamed "the cages". Its shape is similar to that of a Ferris wheel, but with seats that are enclosed and rock and roll as the ride turns. If...

  • Rockin' Tug
    Rockin' Tug
    Rockin' Tug is a flat ride manufactured by Zamperla. The ride is manufactured in both traveling and park versions. It is the first of a line of new "halfpiperides". Zamperla's Disk-O is another popular ride from that "family". The difference is that the Tug has a friction wheel, while the Disk-O is...

  • 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 Oregon as an updated and more exciting version of the Loop-O-Plane. The ride is commonly nicknamed the "Salt and Pepper Shakers".The ride consists of a...

  • Roller coaster
    Roller coaster
    The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. LaMarcus Adna Thompson patented the first coasters on January 20, 1885...

  • Rotor
    Rotor (ride)
    The Rotor is an amusement park ride, designed by German engineer Ernst Hoffmeister in the late 1940s. The ride was first demonstrated at Oktoberfest 1949, and was exhibited at fairs and events throughout Europe during the 1950s and 1960s...

  • Round Up
  • Screamin' Swing
    Screamin' Swing
    Screamin' Swing is a pneumatically powered pendulum ride designed by S&S Power. The ride was first installed and operated in 2004 at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, USA.-Design and operation:...

  • Shoot-the-Chutes
    Shoot-the-Chutes
    Shoot-the-Chutes 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-Chutes generally has larger boats and one single drop....

  • Sky Swat
    Sky Swat
    The Sky Swat is a thrill ride which is built by S&S Power of Logan, Utah. It was developed and put onto the market in 2003. Only 2 have ever been built, although one has existed at 2 locations. The first ever installation of a Sky Swat was at Six Flags AstroWorld in Houston, Texas in 2003. The ride...

  • Skydiver
    Skydiver (ride)
    The Skydiver is a carnival ride produced from 1965 to 1987 by Chance Rides Manufacturing, Inc., an American manufacturer of amusement rides based in Wichita, Kansas....

  • Speed
    Speed (ride)
    Speed is an amusement ride design produced by the Dutch company KMG. It is commonly referred to as KMG Booster, due to its similarity with the Fabbri Booster ride....

  • Spin Out
    Spin Out (Ride)
    The Spin Out is a claw type of ride, and is known as "Move It" outside of the United States. The claw has seats, and is attached to an arm. It spins 360 degrees while rotating upside-down. There is a turntable underneath the ride that turns in the opposite direction.The ride has six rows of four...

  • Super Star
    Super star (ride)
    Super Star is a fairground ride manufactured by Super-rides International in the UK.The ride features 8 main arms each with a 4-person capacity gondola on each end. In the rear of the gondola there is a hydraulic ram which pulls the seating units into an outward position. Once in this position the...

  • Swing Around
  • Tagada
    Tagada
    A tagada is an amusement ride made by various manufacturers. Riders sit in a round bowl with no seatbelts or restraints. There are bars behind the riders which they hold onto. The ride starts to spin, the music starts playing and hydraulic arms bounce the riders up and down.The Tagada is operated...

  • Teacups
    Teacups
    Teacups is an amusement ride characterized by cup-style spinning vehicles atop a turntable-like floor.-Operation:Typically, each set of four teacup vehicles has a circular floor or a motor capable of turning 360 degrees. The circular floor or motor sits within a larger, turntable-like floor...

  • The Whip
    The Whip (ride)
    The Whip was a ride originally designed and built by W.F. Mangels Company of Coney Island, New York, USA. William F. Mangels patented the ride in 1914 and it soon became an extremely popular ride....

  • Tilt-A-Whirl
    Tilt-A-Whirl
    Tilt-A-Whirl is one of the best-known flat rides, designed for commercial use at amusement parks, fairs and carnivals in which it is commonly found. The rides are manufactured by Sellner Manufacturing of Faribault, Minnesota...

  • Top Spin
    Top Spin (ride)
    The Top Spin is a thrill ride developed by HUSS Maschinenfabrik, 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...

  • Top Scan
    Top Scan (Ride)
    Top Scan is an amusement ride made by Mondial. It has six free-rotating gondolas each with five seats and the standard Mondial Triple-Lock Harnesses, including the belt...

  • Topple Tower
    Topple Tower
    A Topple Tower is an amusement ride produced by HUSS Maschinenfabrik. The ride was designed by Mr. Theo van Orsouw of van Orsouw Amusement Rides Design Service , the Netherlands Patent Pended nr: PCT/EP2002/012698 Nov...

  • Tornado
    Tornado (ride)
    The tornado is an amusement ride manufactured by Wisdom Industries Ltd. Most tornados travel with a traveling midway company to many fairs with many other rides.- Ride experience :The center base spins at 10 RPM while each car can be spun by the riders...

  • Troika
    Troika (ride)
    The Troika is an amusement park ride, designed and manufactured by HUSS Maschinenfabrik in the mid-1970s. The ride is available in both transportable and permanent forms, although due to the total weight and size of the ride , transportable Troikas are unpopular and uncommon...

  • Tumble Bug
    Tumble Bug
    A Tumble Bug is an amusement park ride with a circular track.Only two full-sized Tumble Bugs remain operating today in the United States—one at Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, and one at Conneaut Lake Park in Conneaut Lake, PA. All full-size instances were made by Traver...

  • Twist
    Twist (ride)
    The Twist, also known as the Twister, Cyclone, Sizzler, Scrambler, Merry Mixer, Jambalaya, or Grasscutter is an amusement ride in which suspended riders spinning in cars experience the illusion that they will crash into other suspended, spinning cars. Riders are seated in small carriages clustered...

  • UFO
    UFO (ride)
    The UFO is an amusement park ride designed by HUSS Maschinenfabrik in 1978, based on the company's Enterprise and Skylab amusement rides.-Design and operation:...

  • UltraMax
    UltraMax
    The UltraMax is a type of amusement ride manufactured by Mondial which is like the HUSS Frisbee however passengers face outwards and are sitting one of the four seats on one of the six gondolas as the ride gets higher momentum and eventually starts going upside down...

  • Water slide
    Water slide
    A water slide is a type of slide designed for warm-weather or indoor recreational use at water parks. Water slides differ in their riding method and therefore size...

  • Waltzer
    Waltzer
    A waltzer is a fairground ride that consists of a number of cars which are free to spin individually while rotating around a central point like a carousel. The floor of the ride is not flat and the cars rise and fall gently as the ride spins, the weight of the riders causing each car to rotate...

  • Wipeout
  • Zipper
    Zipper (ride)
    The Zipper is an amusement-thrill ride 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....



See also

  • Amusement park accidents
    Amusement park accidents
    Amusement park accidents can result in serious injury or death to somebody visiting or working at an amusement park.Most amusement park accidents are required to be reported to regulatory authorities. They usually fall into one of the following categories:...

  • List of amusement parks
  • List of closed rides and attractions

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