Each year amusement parks around the world try to one-up one another by building bigger, faster and more intense amusement rides. Here, Sinorides takes a look at some of the strangest, scariest and most innovative non-roller-coaster rides. And now we are going to unravel the mystery of the 7-8 in the list of 30 strangest rides.
7. Flying Fury
This massive machine is one of the most interactive rides on the market. A joystick gives riders control of the four-passenger miniature planes, allowing them to pull barrel rolls and rotate 360 degrees which the arms lift them to heights in excess of 120 feet. On the autopilot setting, riders will sacrifice control of the aircraft for higher speeds, approximately 15 rpm, while the interactive setting slows things down to about 7 rpm.
8. Nothin' but Net
The concept behind Nothin' but Net is simple: take riders 100 feet up and drop them into a suspended net. This particular version of the ride, which is often referred to as a SCAD Tower, is found at the Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park in Dallas. A specially designed harness is meant to ensure that rides land on their backs, but Pribonic, who is leery of these types of riders, cautions that nothing is foolproof.