A tagada is an amusement ride with riders sitting in a round bowl with no seatbelts or restraints. There are bars behind the riders which they hold on to. The ride starts to spin, the music starts playing and pneumatic arms bounce the riders up and down. Or you can call it ” the shaker”, a name affactionately given by Geordie fair-goers , sounds easy and appealing to its movements.
Famous for its lack of things to hold/hang on to, the Shaker has claimed many a victim, thanks to its unpredictable change of direction and speed and of course some pretty vigorous shaking.
Tagada made by Sinorides is one of those rides where it’s nigh on impossible to finish the ride in the same place you started as you either end up falling into the middle or a lot closer than you intended to someone sitting near you.
And regardless of whether you feel like you’ve been chucked around a boxing ring by the time you get off, it’s still a whole lot of fun! Let’s shake together in a Tagada.