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 23-26 in the list of 30 strangest rides around the whole world.
Commonly found on cruise ships, the Flowerider will not take care of you entirely like other rides. Meant to intimate a surfing or bodyboarding experience, the Flowerider constantly pumps a three-inch layer of water up a slope of so you can stay in one place and ride the artificial wave. The ride makes for some pretty spectacular fails.
A Gravitron is a completely enclosed ride that has the occupants leaned up against padded panels up against the walls. The panels are angled back. When the ride gets up to full speed, about 24 rpms, the centrifugal forces push the riders back against the pads and lift them up due to the slanted angle.
25. Round Up
Another ride that makes use of centrifugal force to push you up against the back of a padded wall. After the spinning ride takes the weight off your feet and presses you against the rear panel, a hydraulic arm lifts and tilts the entire platform with riders firmly stuck to the wall.
26. Screamin' Swing
The Screamin' Swing is a pneumatically powered pendulum ride first operated in 2004. The two long swinging arm can operate individually or in conjection, swinging in opposite directions. There are sears on both sides of each swing. Air compressors pump air into tanks within the arms, and this movement triggers actuators and cables that produce motion.