1/7/08 - This post has been updated with two catalogs from Intamin -Ride Trade featuring Drop Rides, Water Rides, Simulators and Dark Rides
Here is an old Intamin ride catalog. Before the days of the internet this is how the ride manufacturers got information to the parks. I picked this up at one of the IAAPA conventions. You can see the variety of rides Intamin offered at the time.
On the cover is their disastrous Flight Trainer, that ride came and went in about a span of two years. I highlighted some of their cooler attractions. Intamin has always made good stuff, even back in the early days!
Some interesting points from the front page:
Giovanola, an Intamin owned production plant with large facilites for manufacturing and testing builds most of the Intamin rides.
Intamin is now the owner of the complete Schwarzkopf product line, including all patents, production rights, calculations and drawings...
Intamin Leisure and Transportaion World-Wide. Product catalog
Back in the day, towers were their specialty.
I wish those double or triple wheels where still around.
Monorails, trains, coasters and flumes. Hell, they even made submarine passages.
But coasters were and always will be their specialty.
Back in the 80's parks had a strange fascination with these rocking pirate ships.
Nothing ever came of this model.
Notice it says Marriott's <OMEGA> I think i remember hearing that "Omega" was the original name for the American Eagle.
God I miss the old Knott's!
Intamin's Water Ride Catalog
Intamin - Ride Trade Drop Towers and Simulator Rides
One thing I wish took off a little bit in the Intamin catalog would have to be the Mega Ball ride. It would be interesting to see a rapids boat ricocheting around a pinball table and gives a unique ride every time.
-My butt has touched 112 roller coasters, how unfortunate.
Wow! The Intamin catalog alone could fuel a 70 page long thread! What a great trove you have. Thank you for sharing this. I remember riding the triple wheel every summer at Marriott's GA as a kid. Parks had such a mystique back then. Oh well. Thanks again. Looking forward to seeing more. Any Marriott's GA by chance?
Thanks for posting those pictures of Boardwalk. That was my first real park, and roller coasters.
I remember going like once a month during the summers while I was living in Daytona. I still even have the miniature Board Walk & Base logo bats you could win.
You know I always wondered, not that I'm a huge ferris wheel rider, but I have never seen another one or realized with the spinning cars like BWB had. Anyone know of any in the US? It really was kind of cool, like the tee cups @ disney but you couldn't spin them fast
astroworldfan1 wrote:Shane, you wouldn't have anything on Astroworld in your attic?
OMG do I have stuff on AstroWorld??? TONS! but it is going to take me awhile to scan it all in (actually I have to give credit where it is do, my assistant Trey is doing all the scanning for me, shout out to him)
It will be coming soon in an update to this thread along with more ride catalogs, Stuff on MM Colossus (1978) Orient Express (1980), Steel Phantom and so much other cool stuff.
Here is something to wet your appetite for AstroWorld, The most flamboyant park character ever created...Marvel Mc Fey
Marvel McFey was AstroWorld's "Ambassador of Happiness" and entertained kids in his own section of the park. "The Magical World of Marvel McFey"
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