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 20-22 in the list of 30 strangest rides around the whole world.
20. Devil's Wheel
Popular at Oktoberfest celebrations, a devil's wheel is perfect if you want to get humiliated in front of an audience while you enjoy your amusement park ride. A devil's wheel is simply a circular spinning platform. People sit on the platform as it spins faster and faster, ultimately tossing them off. During this dizzying experience, an audience looks on and a commentator narrates the madness, usually cracking jokes at your expense.
21. Bayern Kurve
Invented by Anton Schwarzkopf, the Bayern Kurve debuted in 1965. Traditionally styled as Olympic bobsled races, Bayern Kurve rides have sled-like carts flying around a circular track at high speeds. The track includes rides and falls, and as the speed increases, the riders start to tilt in toward the center of the ride.
22. The Enterprise
Usually space-themed, the classic being decorated with USS Enterprise graphics, this ride has up to two people sitting in one of 20 gondolas as the Ferris wheel-stye ride rotates fast enough to create some centrifugal force. Once you are stuck in your seat—being tossed up and around with your head facing straight down at the apex of the ride—the entire contraption lifts and leans over to 87°from the horizontal. Warp factor 2. Engage.