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Space invader or cyclone?

d n s u

Posted:
3/16/00 at
3:02:55 PM

Views: 261

Help please to satisfy my curiosity - Half way through the construction of The Space Invader at BPBeach a ride called The Cyclone sprung up(similar to Wild Cat at Southport). It was situated approx where the Avalanche is now.

Thing is,when I returned the following year the cyclone had disappeared and the Invader had opened boasting a very similar smooth ride albeit in pitch dark.

Was it the same track?

Was the Cyclone uprooted and become the Invader

Re: Space invader or cyclone? by Cal at 3/17/00 6:34:21 AM

> Help please to satisfy my curiosity - Half
> way through the construction of The Space
> Invader at BPBeach a ride called The Cyclone
> sprung up(similar to Wild Cat at Southport).
> It was situated approx where the Avalanche
> is now. Thing is,when I returned the
> following year the cyclone had disappeared
> and the Invader had opened boasting a very
> similar smooth ride albeit in pitch dark.
> Was it the same track? Was the Cyclone
> uprooted and become the Invader

I'm not sure - maybe it was that ride that is now at Southport. If you want to see what Space Invader looks like, take a look at the Flying Trapeze at Flamingoland - it's the same model.

Cal

Re: Space invader or cyclone? by Mr Aitch at 3/17/00 7:29:14 PM

I'm not sure - maybe it was that ride that is
> now at Southport. If you want to see what
> Space Invader looks like, take a look at the
> Flying Trapeze at Flamingoland - it's the
> same model. Cal

Isn't Space Invader some kind of Schwazkopf ?

Re: Space invader or cyclone? by Cal at 3/20/00 6:26:30 AM

> I'm not sure - maybe it was that ride that
> is Isn't Space Invader some kind of
> Schwazkopf ?

Nah - it's Zierer I think, although it might be based on a Schwarzkopf design.

Cal

Re: Space invader or cyclone? by Mr Aitch at 3/23/00 7:20:38 PM

Nah - it's Zierer I think, although it might be
> based on a Schwarzkopf design. Cal

Hmmm ... often wondered.Those in-line cars made me think it was one of Anton's designs ,but it does kind of remind me of "Tigg'rr" layout at Indiana Beach (difficult to compare in the dark!!)
Anyway ,thanks for that & I'll (hopefully) C U @ Blackpool Bash.
TTFN

Re: Space invader or cyclone? by d n s u at 4/1/00 4:05:20 PM

I know the Wild Cat at Southport was designed by Schwartzkopf but has been there since 78 so it couldn't have been at BPB around that time.

Re: Space invader or cyclone? by Lyndon at 4/3/00 8:12:15 PM

> I know the Wild Cat at Southport was
> designed by Schwartzkopf but has been there
> since 78 so it couldn't have been at BPB
> around that time.

Actually it's a Pinfari,not a schwarzkopf.I wasn't suggesting if it was the same ride,I just wondered if Space Invader was a Schwarzkopf.

Re: Space invader or cyclone? by d n s u at 4/8/00 3:20:30 PM

Actually it's a Pinfari,not a schwarzkopf.I
> wasn't suggesting if it was the same ride,I
> just wondered if Space Invader was a
> Schwarzkopf.

Oh sorry, I don't know the answer to that. I am a little confused though, I thought the Wildcat was manufactured by Pinfari but designed by Anton..??

Re: Space invader or cyclone? by Aitch at 4/14/00 6:43:59 PM

> Actually it's a Pinfari,not a schwarzkopf.I
> Oh sorry, I don't know the answer to that. I
> am a little confused though, I thought the
> Wildcat was manufactured by Pinfari but
> designed by Anton..??

I suppose it could've been ... all I know is it's a Pinfari Zyklon Z40 (apparently!) and there's about a million of them dotted all 'round the world (mostly in small sea-side parks) Cheerz :)