Ride Entertainment’s Installation Division is celebrating another busy season working on a range of notable projects across North America.
Highlights include the magnetic brake retrofit on Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh, technical supervision for Rewind Racers, Adventure City and the installation of two Funtime Slingshot attractions at Cedar Fair properties, Canada’s Wonderland and Carowinds.
Speaking of the Phantom’s Revenge retrofit, Bill Wright, Managing Director of the Installation, commented, “We supplied a braking system from our partner Velocity Magnetics, Inc. and utilised the team of Irvine Ondrey Engineering for the control work. Obviously the coaster is an extremely custom layout and it took a lot of fine tuning to ensure that the system worked well in a wide range of temperatures.”
According to Norm Pirtovshek, Vice President and General Manager of Canada’s Wonderland, the park’s 60-metre Slingshot attraction “was a smooth installation and well-received by our guests”.
Next on the list is the move and erection of a Ferris wheel from a Florida park to Morgan’s Wonderland, an amusement park in Texas that features rides specially designed to accommodate disabled guests.
Mike Gutknecht, who has responsibility for Special Projects for Ride Entertainment, reported, “Morgan’s Wonderland has a great mission and we are thrilled to play a small part in their growth.”
Ride Entertainment’s Installation Division has installed attractions on 5 continents across the globe. Their team works with parks and facilities of all sizes on custom attraction installations and ride retrofits.
Ride Entertainment will be at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida at Booth 3427.