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coasterdude
05-08-2001, 10:14 PM
One of my all time favorite flat rides is the Tampico Tumbler at Knott's Berry Farm. Even though most people just walk right by it to get to the rollercoasters, I love it. It has a ton of airtime and is unexpectedly fun. I've never waited more than 10-15 minutes for it.

Stoneking
05-12-2001, 12:57 AM
I couldn't agree with you more about the Tampico Tumbler! Knott's misnamed it. Despite its price tag, it has been included in our proposals.

Wackokid
05-14-2001, 01:01 AM
hmm... is it new? for some reason i never noticed it before.
<BR>oh well i'll ride it next time i'm there
<BR>i love the dragon swing ride

Chris L
05-14-2001, 07:58 PM
Yea that thing flings you around like a mad egg beater and the ejector air is insane for a flat-ride. It basically looks like this - it's red, there are about 3 'pods' in which two riders sit and there are about 6-8 'arms' in which the many 'pods' are connected to. The main structure rises as the pods rotate in a forward and backwards circular motion while the 'arms' go up and down slowly, creating a combination of spinning motions at once. But it is not dizzying or disorienting at all.

Tom Zeliff
05-16-2001, 08:43 PM
This may help clear things up:
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clippersrule
05-29-2001, 03:49 AM
i've been on that, it's pretty cool for a flat ride. But my biggest beff with that ride is the loading time is very slow. I get real impatient just sitting there waiting.

OrlandoCoaster
05-29-2001, 02:43 PM
I agree..it takes forever to load and unload. But it is a unique ride none the less.

Nosk8er
06-16-2001, 05:45 PM
whew that ride is sweet....

theriddler
06-17-2001, 12:59 PM
i liek theride but the stupid ride ops treat it liek its some unbelievably dangerous ridethey have like 30 rules and you have to board just so its freaking anoying.

Cycovisions3
06-17-2001, 05:15 PM
I think the ride is really cool. I always go on it whenever I go to the park.

squeemu
06-19-2001, 12:19 PM
I love that ride...I grew up with it! Anyway, the load time is horrible. They need to have more than one person working the ride. I also hate it when people try to convince the ride op to let them take things on the ride, even though there are numerous signs, and he even says over the speakers that you can't bring things on the ride. These people always hold up the line. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif">

Wackokid
06-22-2001, 11:07 PM
you cant understand him over the speaker either he talks kinda weird