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(This Is Colossal)   Man wants to attract people to his food stand, decides the best way to do so is to spend the next 40 years building giant kinetic carnival rides   ( divider line
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3851 clicks; posted to Geek » on 14 Oct 2013 at 7:46 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-14 07:55:39 PM  
Does he call it Action Park?
2013-10-14 08:06:22 PM  
Swings and slides seem easy enough to build robust and low maintenance, but some of those coaster type rides make my BS in Mechanical Engineering side shiver. If anything I'd want a workshop with a fairly large leveled floor.
2013-10-14 08:15:39 PM  
Would it still be a ride if it weren't kinetic? I think they just call those "chairs".
2013-10-14 10:20:21 PM  
Just like Knotts Berry Farm.
2013-10-14 10:40:54 PM  

haemaker: Does he call it Action Park?

This place looks way safer than Action Park.

/the alpine slide kicked my ass once.  Once.
2013-10-14 10:54:36 PM  
Taco corp?
2013-10-14 11:24:58 PM  
Success mean different things to different people.  I doubt if Bruno has ulcers or needs sleeping pills.
2013-10-15 01:18:05 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Would it still be a ride if it weren't kinetic? I think they just call those "chairs".

Chairs are now called "potential rides."

/not sure, but from the photos I guessed "kinetic" means the user has to impart some motion to it for the ride to work
//another reason this would never work in America
2013-10-15 01:20:28 AM  

2wolves: Success mean different things to different people.  I doubt if Bruno has ulcers or needs sleeping pills.

Spot on. Looks like a happy guy.

Of course, in America he wouldn't have lasted a day. Just a question of whether he was shut down by a customer's lawsuit or a bureaucrat's regulations.

/seriously, has anyone checked the specs on these things?
2013-10-15 09:58:02 AM  
Dude looks like Ed Gein.
2013-10-15 11:26:21 AM  
These remind me of the old school human-powered amusement rides that the redneck farmers like my grandpa would dream up and build out of scrap iron and tractor parts. Grandpa was a really good welder and had a very well-developed sense of what would and wouldn't work when it came to back of the envelope engineering - he once built a working auger wagon from scratch. Anyway, he had rigged up this old human powered merry-go-round that we as kids used to play on. It was actually a lot like this (yt), except much more terrifying. See those nice big cage seats that the people are riding in? Yeah, grandpa just slapped on a couple of old iron tractor seats - no sides, backs, or anything else. You just held onto the pull bars as tight as you could to keep from flying off the thing.

Anyway, /end CSB, but this sort of thing really is a lot of fun to dream up and build, even if it is incredibly dangerous if you don't get it absolutely right. Whoever mentioned Adventure Park upthread hit it on the nose.
2013-10-15 12:02:42 PM  
Captain Picard?
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