Skydiver in background, behind the swing ride.
Skydiver in background, behind the swing ride.

The Skydiver is an amusement ride produced from 1965 to 1987 by Chance Rides, an American manufacturer based in Wichita, Kansas.[1]

Skydiver cars are mounted on a circular frame – like a Ferris wheel – that spin on a front-back axis similar to a barrel roll.[2] As the ride required two trailers to transport, it was less popular than the Zipper, a similar but smaller ride also manufactured by Chance Rides.[3]

References

  1. ^ Cain, Brooke (October 13, 2011). "Retro thrill ride awaits fairgoers". The News & Observer. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  2. ^ The Flat Joint, 2005 "Skydiver"
  3. ^ "The Flat Joint: Skydiver". Retrieved February 14, 2013.