Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Classic Tilt-A-Whirl Has A New Owner

Larson International, based in Texas, has acquired Sellner Manufacturing, and in the process has added the famed Tilt-A-Whirl ride to its ride catalog. 

Sellner Manfacturing first created the Tilt-A-Whirl in the 1920s, and it has been popular since.  It's hard to go to an amusement park, or especially a carnival, and not bump into one.  The ride has been themed for many parks, a notable example is the Turkey Whirl at Holiday World, where guests sit in giant turkeys.

Sellner has other family rides in their catalog as well.  Larson plans to keep the Sellner name but will own the company outright.

Larson International is known for creating a wide variety of rides with its partners, from the popular Fireball loop ride to the Super Shot freefall.