Amusement ride

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Amusement rides, sometimes called carnival rides, are mechanical devices or structures that move people to create enjoyment.

Flat rides are usually considered to be those that move their passengers in a plane generally parallel to the ground, such as rides that spin around a vertical axis, like carousels and twists, and ground level rides such as bumper cars and The Whip.[1][2]

Gravity rides are those where gravity is responsible for all or some of the movement, and where any vertical movement is not about a fixed point, such as roller coasters and water slides.[1]

Vertical rides usually move their passengers in a vertical plane and around a fixed point, such as Ferris wheels, Enterprise, and Skydiver.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Ferris wheels - an illustrated history, Norman D. Anderson

External links

  • History of Fairs - Fairground Rides - Modern Rides :: National Fairground Archive
  • U.S. patents for roller coasters and related rides
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