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 27-30 in the list of 30 strangest rides around the whole world.
Designed to give riders the experience of jumping out of a plane, the Skycoaster is essentially a big swing that uses a winch to lift one to three harnessed riders up to a height of up to 300 feet and lets them fly. One of the unique things about this ride is that the riders themselves have to pull a rip cord to release themselves after they have been hauled up hundreds of feet off the ground. After one major drop and swing, riders get to pendulum back and forth until they come to a stop.
- Star Flyer
A variation of the traditional swing ride for kids, the Star Flyer simply lifts you higher off the ground and swinging you faster. Riders start on the ground, and then the rotating gondola lifts them up to the top of a tower to change the swinging experience into something a bit more exciting. The tallest one in the world is the SkyScreamer at Six Flags New England: 410 feet tall.
- Top Scan
A Top Scan is a rotating ride found in countries all over the world. It has six free-rotating gondolas with five seats each. The ride lifts the passengers off the ground and spins them in alternating directions, switching between clockwise and counterclockwise. The gondolas themselves are free to flip upside down, summersaulting the passengers as they rotate.
Invented in 1976, the Orbiter has a central rotating vertical axis with articulated arms jutting out. At the end pf each arm are the seats for passengers. While the entire ride spins around the vertical axis, the cars with the seats also rotate around the axis of the arms. The arms can be lifted to different heights from one another to add another.
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