Amusement rides, sometimes called carnival rides, are mechanical devices or structures that move people to create enjoyment.
Types of rides
- Flat rides are usually considered to be those that move their passengers in a plane generally parallel to the ground, such as rides that spin around a vertical axis, like carousels and twists, and ground level rides such as bumper cars and The Whip.
- Gravity rides are those where gravity is responsible for all or some of the movement, and where any vertical movement is not about a fixed point, such as roller coasters and water slides.
- Vertical rides usually move their passengers in a vertical plane and around a fixed point, such as Ferris wheels, Enterprise, and Skydiver.
- Dark ride
- Drop tower
- Pendulum ride
- Roller coaster
- Simulator ride
- Swing ride
- Water ride
- Helter Skelter
- Observation Tower
- Kiddie Ride
- Pirate Ship
List of amusement rides
- Ferris wheels - an illustrated history, Norman D. Anderson
- Brown, Reynold (July 1949). "Popular Science". Popular Science. Bonnier Corporation. 155: 84. ISSN 0161-7370.
- "Self-Powered Loop-the-Loop is Latest Ride" Popular Mechanics, April 1935
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