The Extraordinary Experience On Skymaster Rides At Theme Parks

A Kamikaze is a pendulum amusement ride. Other names for the ride include the Skymaster, Sky Flyer, scissors, The Apollo and Double-Arm Ranger. It was 1984 when the ride first made its debut and as of 2018, 34 years later, over 150 units of the ride have been sold to theme parks, fairgrounds and traveling carnival owners around the world. The original 1984 Kamikaze was produced by Italian manufacturers FarFabbri & Sartori. It was modeled on the ride movements of the Eyerly Loop-O-plane. Nowadays, the ride is produced by just about all major ride manufacturing companies.

The ride is well-suited for traveling carnival owners due to its relative compactness. The ride requires just one 40ft trailer for transportation, but once erected it has a very dominant look, which is great for attracting riders. A typical Skymaster ride has a capacity of 36 adults and set up will take two engineers around four hours.

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Early versions of the Kamikaze did not require any heavy counterweights for operation. Instead, a highly geared drive mechanism was used to create rapid upside down pendulum motions with 13 RPM swing speeds. The rides relied on momentum to keep the swinging motion going. Updated models have longer upper arm counterweights, which makes for a slower ride, but fewer drive requirements. More about the ride are here:

It is hard to describe in words the extraordinary experience on Skymaster rides, so you really need to try one of the rides out for yourself. You will experience seat-pinning centrifugal forces and blood-rushing upside-down motions. A ride on a Kamikaze really can be exhilarating and many people come back for repeat rides over and over again.

If you are interested in having a go on this popular amusement ride, you might like to know some of the places where you can find venues that host the ride. It can be found in over 14 different countries around the world including USA, South Korea, Poland, Scotland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Japan, England, Costa Rica, Chile, Canada, Brazil, The Bahamas, and Australia.

If you happen to visit England, you should visit Pleasure Island Family Theme Park in Cleethorpes and Butlins in Minehead. At Butlins, you will find an A.R.M Skymaster. At the other park mentioned, you will find Voltar.

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There are multiple Kamikazes located at various traveling carnivals around Brazil. In Poland, there is one stationary Kamikaze located at Space Gun in Energylandia. You can find out about the location of the ride in other countries on Wikipedia.

When people think about amusement park rides they often only remember the most commons rides, such as roller coasters, Ferris wheels, waltzers, magic roundabouts, ghost trains, water rafts and a few others. In reality, however, there are hundreds of different types of thrilling rides. Some rides are suitable for all ages, whereas others have height and age restrictions.

Fortunately, thanks to massive improvements in health and safety standards over the decades, the chances of being injured on any ride at a mainstream attraction are very low. So, if you are looking for something fun to do this summer, you should consider visiting all the best theme parks in your country and overseas.

Attentions To When Riding Big Roller Coasters

Amusement and theme parks are the perfect tourist destinations, and almost every park in the world will feature at least one big roller coaster ride. Of course, most modern park ride operators are no strangers to potential accidents, and there have been reports of roller coaster fatalities all over the world. Here are some tips when riding this kinds of equipment.

A good number of roller coaster accidents are due in part to technological mishaps and failures. This is not as common as some would lead you to believe, and the reality is that accidents can happen as roller coasters are very sophisticated bits of machinery. On the other hand, the largest number of accidents and fatalities occur as eager riders simply throw caution to the wind and avoid paying attention to safety guidelines.Riding a thrill roller coaster


If you’re getting ready to visit an amusement park and you’re definitely planning on riding a big roller coaster, stay safe! Better yet, read the following safety tips to ensure you don’t add to the number of unfortunate accidents.

*Make sure that you’re properly seated during the ride. That means you shouldn’t do things like kneeling, twisting or compromising your body in any way. Doing so can ultimately lessen the effectiveness of the safety harnesses when the ride is in full swing.

*It’s quite possible to lose objects during the ride if they weren’t secure when you first sat down. However, even if you see that the object is within reach during the ride, don’t attempt to reach for it. It’s best to wait until the ride is over and speak to the ride operator about retrieving the lost item.

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*Always keep your legs, arms, and hands inside of the coaster car during the ride. Most coaster rides go very fast, so raising your arm or sticking it out can lead to an injured arm as it gets caught in nearby objects or support beams.

*When the ride is going in full swing, it may seem like a good idea to snap a quick photo for your social media, but avoid doing this. It’s easy to get injured in the process or lose your camera during the ride.

*Keep all of the objects you take with you secure on your body. Make sure that all pockets are zipped up so you don’t lose anything. However, it may be best to leave your purse or other items with friends or a family member while on the ride.

*Shoulder harnesses, belts, and lap bars are extremely important in keeping you safe during the ride. Make sure that all of these are firmly in place, and to test them out, give them a good tug! Never under any circumstances let the steel ride begin without being seated and protected by the harnesses.

*Read all of the policies and safety guidelines posted in front of the roller coaster ride in the amusement park. You may think at first glance that they’re obvious, but it’s best to give them a second look.

Though you can’t prevent technical failures from taking place during a roller coaster ride, you can indeed do your part by understanding how to stay safe. If you follow the rules, you’re going to enjoy the ride more and feel empowered!