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Amusement Rides

Shenzhen park accident

Six people were killed and nine injured on an amusement park ride in Shenzhen last week.

Monday, 5 July, 2010, 12:00am

Solid book of rides makes Whyte the value bet

The Derby Day meeting looks a particularly competitive programme and the Jockey Challenge promises to be an exciting contest, but when in doubt, back Douglas Whyte.

Whyte has nine rock-solid rides and can be relied upon to feature prominently throughout the afternoon and, at $3.40, he should be hard to topple.

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Sign falls on 3 carnival-goers

Three people on the Pirate River ride at the World Carnival in Admiralty were injured, one seriously, when a huge sign collapsed on their car.

Strong winds toppled the heavy metal sign board, which had coloured lights spelling out Pirate River and measured 15 metres by four.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Noisome neighbours

It is one of Sydney's most recognisable landmarks, along with the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Luna Park is an old-fashioned funfair which sits in the heart of the city, its entrance an enormous, laughing face painted in lurid colours.

Built in 1935, it was modelled on Luna Park in the United States, part of the famous Coney Island funfair.

22 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Thrill-seekers' guide to rides

Hold on to your hat! We are going to take a quick tour of the world's scariest theme park rides. Do you think you are brave enough to try the most dazzling and daring white-knuckle rides ever invented? Sit back, grip the arm of your chair and whoooosh ... off we go.

23 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Carnival-goers to be denied thrill of reverse bungee ride

Organisers of the World Carnival have not applied to bring the reverse bungee thrill ride to the event, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department said yesterday.

5 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Man fined after two are injured at fun park

The operator of an amusement park ride at the World Carnival was yesterday fined $2,000 by a Kowloon City Court magistrate after two people were injured using the attraction.

Robert Mariusz Brodecki, 32, pleaded guilty to failing to observe safety requirements while operating the Wave Swinger ride at Kai Tak on Christmas Day.

6 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Harmless fun

PAYING MONEY for the privilege of being jolted around by machinery at scary speeds, then spun upside down to induce collective screams, is not everybody's idea of a safe day out. But for those with a desire to sneer at fear, those thrills and illusory spills are all the fun of the fair as tens of thousands flock to the World Carnival at Kai Tak, starting on Saturday.

16 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Sky Zipper a real ripper

Escalators and elevators aren't the only way to get about the mall during the Summer Challenge at Citygate, Tung Chung. Test your courage and dare your friends to ride the Sky Zipper, which does what it sounds like. You will 'zip' more than 35 metres from one tower to another.

14 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Amazing Carnival

A funfair city has taken over the Tamar Site in Admiralty. The Australian production includes a three-dimensional house of horrors complete with a 'Freak Show' including real, living 'freaks'. Rides include the Galaxy Roller Coaster and the Enterprize - a gondola which flings people in horizontal and vertical loop-the-loops.

10 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

All aboard the US-data roller coaster

The up and down roller coaster of what people read into the latest economic statistics from the United States is working as designed once more. Here is the latest in the ride.

9 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Funfair's rides may end up in museum

Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park may now be gone, but it is unlikely to be forgotten.

As the shutters fell on the funfair for the final time last night, its owners revealed plans to give the oldest rides to the Museum of History.

1 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

18 trapped on roller-coaster

Eighteen people riding an indoor roller-coaster were trapped eight floors up for more than 10 minutes in a Shamshuipo shopping arcade when the mains power went off. The Sky Train, which runs round the Dragon Centre's atrium, came to a halt at 2.35 pm after leaving the platform. The fun-ride was reopened at about 3.30 pm after an inspection. Each passenger was given a coupon for a free ride.

13 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Big boys get to play on fun ride

THE territory's first indoor roller coaster hauled a hoard of heavyweights around its 240-metre track yesterday.

After struggling to meet tough safety standards for 18 months, the Sky Train at the Dragon Centre, Shamshuipo, opened with sumo star Tanaka and a troupe of budding wrestlers on board.

9 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Teenagers trapped on Ocean Park ride

SIX terrified teenagers were trapped 26 metres from the ground in a stalled Ocean Park ride for about 21/2 hours yesterday, sparking criticism over delays in the rescue efforts.

The youths cried out for help after the Eagle amusement ride, which lifts passengers 31 metres into the air in orbiting gondolas, failed to return to the ground at about 11.30 am.

3 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

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