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The Vominator.

They used to have that at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Basically, you stood against the wall in a circular room, which spun around at high speed. Then the floor dropped out, leaving you stuck to the wall. It was called the Spin Out, but for a great deal of people, The Vominator would also have been accurate.


They had that in Coney Island back in the 70's (and I presume far before that). It was called "The Hellhole." You always got some moron trying to twist himself upside down on the drum before the spinning stopped.

This isn't Coney Island, but it's the same idea;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD9o4kULg0A

Apparently, they renamed it "The Ghost Hole."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU-mwLqn6KA


But these people have tapped the "bad ride" idea for all it's worth!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7bB56z-yF8
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When I worked at the fair I got free rides and rode the Gravitron repeatedly for several hours once. Proud to say that, although I turned green, I never spewed.
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The spinning ride you guys are discussing was originally called "the rotor."

A freind set a record on it a few years back. Notice she is in real pain. Watch through to the end to hear the explanation of her pain and injuries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuMLdJQ0UYw

BTW there was a math error made in the claculations. She is not at 2 g's. she is at 3.3!
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On Mar 3, 2014, EsnRedshirt wrote:
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On Mar 3, 2014, LobowolfXXX wrote:
The Vominator.

They used to have that at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Basically, you stood against the wall in a circular room, which spun around at high speed. Then the floor dropped out, leaving you stuck to the wall. It was called the Spin Out, but for a great deal of people, The Vominator would also have been accurate.


The Six Flags in Gurnee had this ride. Then one day after the floor dropped some kid scooted his feet up the all towards his butt. When the floor moved back into place and the ride slowed down...everyone else eased back onto their feet. But the kid dropped and broke a leg. The ride closed shortly thereafter.

Guess it should have been called "Break a Leg"
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And further back, Chicago's Riverside Park had it. My brother and I rode it several years straight in the '50's. It was pretty magic, back then.
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The Whip! The Tilta Whirl! With double, hey, triple size arcs, twenty-minute non-stop rides, after having consumed as an entry requirement to the ride, three spicy hot four-inch Hungarian paprika sausages laced with fried green, jalepeno and chipotle peppers, onions and mushrooms bathed in a garlic tomato gravy, before getting strapped in. Barf bags included! Let the ride begin.
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I must be getting old, because rides like this look unappealing to me now:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Cx3lWf5vY

Sometimes I wonder if thrill ride designers just go to the laundromat, look at the machines, and think, "Some day.... some day."

Still love roller coasters, though.
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I must be getting old, because rides like this look unappealing to me now:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Cx3lWf5vY

Sometimes I wonder if thrill ride designers just go to the laundromat, look at the machines, and think, "Some day.... some day."

Still love roller coasters, though.


I guess I was always old because those kind of rides NEVER appealed to me.
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Same thing.
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The Nutcracker

You get strapped into a car like the one used for those hanging rollercoasters. Then, without warning, the seat between your legs drops down, and slams back up. Then you exit the ride.
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Did anyone else do the Borg Star Trek ride thingie in the old Vegas Hilton? Dumbest thing ever. You're watching this movie about the Borg and then the seat starts poking you in the back because it's a "Borg implant." Oh noes! Not an uncomfortable seat! I miss the rest of the Star Trek stuff though.
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There's a comic I read called "Something Positive" (which rarely is) at one point the hero's father goes to a "haunted house" only to find the entire house is evangelical Christianity blaming everything wrong in the world on liberals and their agenda. When they try to imply that 9/11 was God's punishment on America for allowing this, the man gets fed up and tries to leave, only to find that they won't let anyone OUT of the attraction until they've accepted Jesus as their personal Savoir! At which point the man says "fine" and sits down in the room. The next few people to come through think he's "cool" and join him in his protest. When the managers of the haunted house try to call the police, the cops turn on THEM for their actions! It was one of the best threads in a great (if very DARK) comic.

Here we are, 2006

http://somethingpositive.net/sp10052006.shtml
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They had that in Coney Island back in the 70's (and I presume far before that). It was called "The Hellhole." You always got some moron trying to twist himself upside down on the drum before the spinning stopped.


One of my freinds did that. He waws tall and buff and had no problem holding on upside down. The problem he had was that when he went upside down, his pockets emptied. He had a very hard time picking them up because the guy who should have stopped the spinning was laughing his butt off.
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