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Theme Park Ride Is a Giant, Spinning Wheel of Insanity

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 01, 2015

Theme Park Ride Is a Giant, Spinning Wheel of Insanity

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Theme park enthusiasts, you have met your match.

The video below features Tourbillion, which is a nice name for the machine that really should be called Death Spin 3000.

Popular Mechanics spotted the remarkable piece of ride engineering, which will reportedly feature as “Starlight” at a “French theme park” later this year.

Trust us when we say that you will want to keep tabs on where this ride ends up, because its design is fairly intriguing.  

Imagine the theme park equivalent of being strapped into a human cocktail shaker or whatever it is they use to make taffy

The ride promises riders will lose their lunch and possibly even the memories of lunches of days gone by.

In short, this ride is bananas:

And Popular Mechanics plus a wealth of other outlets have made the comparison of which you are undoubtedly considering.

Perhaps, with some clever tweaking and Jodie Foster bravery, this machine can take us to the far reaches of the universe:

We hope this ride has a better ending than “Contact.”, via Google Translate, has plenty more information on the inviting spectacle.

The website states, “The whirlwind — is the latest addition to the Swiss firm of Product Category thrill rides. Despite the total weight of 180 tons — the equivalent of 50 elephants — the system is designed both as a stationary or mobile version.”

So it’s not out of the question to see this beast at various locales around the continent.

But first is France, where it will soon delight many with strong and stout stomachs. For the rest of us, it will prove to be a spinning nightmare with seats. 


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