Saturday, June 21, 2008

Gerstlauer's New Flat Ride

Gerstlauer has been creating some awesome, unique roller coasters in the past few years, and now they've moved on to making a pretty awesome, unique looking flat ride.

And this one looks like it would make me vomit, a lot. It's called Sky Roller, and Coasters And More has a ton of fantastic photos of the ride in action, currently set up at the German Museum Munich.

Basically, the ride part of the tower goes up about 70 ft., spins, and each rider can then control their car using their own 'wings' - this allows them to flip around and all sorts of other vomit inducing movements.

Or, like I probably would, you could not mess with the wings and just enjoy the view! Gerstlauer has some additional photos and a video on their website if you want to check it out.

So who in the U.S. will build one of these? They're probably pretty bad on capacity ... but certainly unique!