Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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The Wheel of Terror

Rolling, rolling, rolling … rolling, rolling, rolling … raw fright!
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"So, we cooked up this extreme ride idea, a giant rolling wheel, a rim really, ten meters high that follows a track around the perimeter of the park. First, the riders are buckled upright onto safety backrests (we call them bookends) which can then be quickly attached to the wheel. There are 16 riders standing on the inside of the wheel and 32 on the outside when it starts rolling.

As the wheel of terror rotates faster, the inside riders experience extra G’s as their bodies like spokes, do controlled flips on a sinus-like curve. As they’re pressed by their increased weight towards the rim, they can swivel the bookends to face forwards, backwards or outwards.

At the same time, the outside riders are feeling weightlessness in their spiraling path above and below the wheel – there’s a ditch in the middle of the tracks. Imagine whipping through the air, sometimes shooting towards the sky, sometimes falling towards the ditch, and all your body parts, head, hair, arms, beer belly, etc. are straining 'upwards'."

FarmerJohn, Apr 27 2004

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RayfordSteele, Apr 27 2004

       a little like the round-up, but lots more urbbbb.....   

       Sorry, FJ, I just can't give you a bun when I'm this nauseous.
dentworth, Apr 27 2004

       Ye haaa!..ha..ha..yek, lemmi, lemmi on.
skinflaps, Apr 27 2004

       'Tis a carnival ride for the less faint of heart.
FarmerJohn, Apr 27 2004

       Put this on a regular rollercoaster with loops an' shit.
yabba do yabba dabba, Apr 27 2004

       With two of them you could make a giant bicycle.
hippo, Apr 27 2004

       Is the ditch really necessary?   

       [Staggers away, throwing up all over the place...]
DrCurry, Apr 28 2004

       The riders on the outside would suffer severe damage. If the wheel is spinning as fast as you say it is, then they'd be pulling massive negative g's, which isn't good for you.   

       So no croissant.
Abusementpark, Dec 10 2006


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