This is a special article about the history of Waagner-Biro’s double and triple wheels. For more information about Giant Wheel at Hersheypark see here and here. Waagner-Biro produced a new kind of Ferris Wheel in the 1970s through the 1980s that were twin or triplet wheels attached to a swivel bar to raise the wheel into
Category: Amusement parks
Here is your Hersheypark Update for December 13, 2017. Check out some photos of Boardwalk construction!
Redondo Beach, California, operated a twin racing roller coaster called Lightning Racer, from May 1913 until October 1923. It was a twin, racing, out and back roller coaster, constructed at a cost of $100,000 ($2,472,586 in 2017 US dollars). The station included a $4000 organ ($98,903 in 2017 US dollars), and hundreds of lights and
Congratulations to Hersheypark for picking up a few Brass Ring awards at IAAPA 2017!
Sky Fun 1, Inc., was a company based in Longmont, Colorado. They are best known for the SkyCoaster at various parks.
A Ben Schiff Wild Mouse was purchased by Kennywood Park in 1958.
Cable Transportation Engineering Company, Incorporated, (CTEC) was a chairlift manufacturing company formed in in 1977.
I was recently asked about a dinosaur themed ride that was at Knoebels. Let’s take a look at the history of the ride called Moon Rocker. According to PennLive, the Moon Rocker was added to Knoebels in 1954. The ride was dinosaur themed. Happy 90th anniversary @KozmoKG! https://t.co/dYCnesvaTV pic.twitter.com/E7wpvwaDnH — PennLive.com (@PennLive) April 27, 2016
This is a biographical profile of Randall A. Duell, one of the preeminent amusement park designers of the 20th Century. But not only was he distinguished for that – he was also a long time art director for MGM Studios from the 1930s to the 1950s, being nominated for several Academy awards. Randall A. Duell
On Sunday, July 23, 2017, much of Central Pennsylvania received an unusual amount of rain in a very short time. While Hersheypark was spared of any flooding, Knoebels was not, experiencing flooding on July 24. Just to give you an idea of the kind of storms Central Pennsylvania saw the day before, here are a