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Postby Markieb » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:08 pm

montezooma wrote:"In-Park Transportation is provided to HELP guests experience the 260 beautiful acres..."


That is one mighty large park! That is Magic! :lmao:

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Postby thrillerman1 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:56 pm

This whole time I've been thinking the Magic Pagoda was the white looking geometric shaped smaller structure to the right of the Sky Tower. I just realized that's something different. What was that structure?

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Postby Markieb » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:17 pm

Looking back at the AW post card I started laughing. "Ethel" as the Intamin double wheel was known at AW, was one heck of a contraption. :) for basically a Ferris wheel. You got to hand it to Intamin for coming up with that massive beast.

Even the cars on this thing were massive. They later used those cars as employee picnic benches. They could hold a dozen people easily.

According to Intamins database the "Double Giant Wheel" only lived at AW and MM. I can Assume MM also took theirs out as well? What a beast Ethel was.

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Postby tmac031467 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:27 pm

I didn't think that the wheels at astroworld and magic mountain were made by Intamin. The information that I have seen give the design credit to another(can't remember who but not Intamin) and manufacturer as Garland Steel. Maybe Intamin marketed them? or mabe these wheels were another ride originally made by another concern but rights were purchased later by Intamin (ie Air Race plane rides at Six Flags Georgia and Texas were built after the Brady and Kaye Rides at Opryland, Worlds of Fun and Old Chicago).

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Postby astroworldfan1 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:35 pm

^ No. They were definitely Intamin's creation.

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Postby Markieb » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:47 pm

tmac031467 wrote:I didn't think that the wheels at astroworld and magic mountain were made by Intamin.

That is debatable and some suggest Intamin only brokered the rides.
They claim the fame so I went with them. Call it made by who ever makes you happy.

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Postby montezooma » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:36 pm

Speaking of Intamin Wheels...here is one of their GREATEST. The Sky Whirl at Marriott's Great America in California. Also shown are the Lobster and The Turn of the Century.
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Postby Markieb » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:18 pm

Wow a triple wheel!
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Postby thrillerman1 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:34 pm

The Sky Whirl should be listed as one of the 7 greatest inventions of mankind...or something like that. Nice card Shane!

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Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:30 am

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Or, "The 7 Best Amusement Rides in the World", then?

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