Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Amusing Ads Archive - Chance Inverter 1999

The Inverter was another of Chance Rides' flashy creations that was sold to a lot of parks, starting around 1998/1999. I think they were also especially popular with the fair circuit, though some large theme parks had them as well.

The single arm version was most popular, as it took rides up 50 ft. in the air while the gondola rotated counter clockwise to the main arm. Only a handful of the double arm versions were sold, and it was usually highly uncommon to see both sides operating at the same time.

The ride is no longer listed on Chance' website, and I believe it was discontinued quite some time ago. The actual ride the Inverter gave wasn't quite as appealing as it looked from the ground, it seemed.