The German manufacturer Gerstlauer has opened three interesting flat rides on three different continents this season, including the Sky Roller at Bakken, Denmark, and the Sky Fly at both Camel Republic, Thailand, and Dreamworld, Australia.
Sky Roller at Bakken
“We are thrilled with the attention that the Sky Fly and Sky Roller continue to garner,” says Siegfried Gerstlauer, managing director of Gerstlauer Amusement Rides. “With the rise of video game culture, today’s park-goers want some attractions where they are not just passive riders – they want to create their own experience. Our rides do that through a winged vehicle where riders control the flipping. We continue to work to design attractions that no one else offers.”
Sky Fly at Camel Republic
The Sky Fly and Sky Roller utilise a seat and restraint similar to Gerstlauer’s EuroFighter rollercoaster system. The Sky Fly features a group of seats at one end of an arm set an angle that swoops from just above the ground to 22 meters (72ft) with every rotation. The Sky Roller, meanwhile, comprises a circle of sweeps set out from a central spinning tower, a bit like a Star Flyer. The tower height is customisable, but both those at Camel Republic and Dreamworld are 22 metres/72ft tall.