GordonRides is proud to announce that the MegaWhirl has officially opened at Steeplechase Park! Opening the first weekend of the summer, we had many enthusiastic riders and are very proud to debut this inaugural version of the MegaWhirl at Coney Island! In the coming weeks we’ll add pictures of the MegaWhirl in it’s new home.
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GordonRides is thrilled to announce that the very first MegaWhirl has a home at the new Steeplechase Park at the world famous Coney Island amusement district in Brooklyn, New York! We’re putting the finishing touches on the MegaWhirl, and hope to have it open for Memorial Day weekend. Click here to see a a few photos from one of the first test rides!
More coming soon!
GordonRides is in Orlando for the 2011 IAAPA trade show! For information about the MegaWhirl, stop by the Larson International Booth, #4220, or take a look at the products page for new updates, including full ride specifications, a general ride blueprint, new images, and a brand new video!
GordonRides, LLC is thrilled to announce our first ride, the MegaWhirl, which was unveiled on June 18 in Plainview, Texas. The MegaWhirl is a collaboration between GordonRides, LLC and Larson International, Inc., with engineering provided by Ride Centerline, LLC.
A touring group from American Coaster Enthusiasts received the very first rides on the MegaWhirl during their visit to the Larson facility in Plainview. Below are some of the first photographs of the ride. Additionally, GordonRides has created a preview video for the MegaWhirl, and posted it on YouTube – please follow this link.
The prototype seen in the video and photos is currently available for purchase, and orders can be placed for new units starting this summer. This website will be updated in the next few days with a new page for the MegaWhirl, which will include new photos and eventually a new video as well. A formal press release will be issued at a later date.
We’re almost ready to share the big news! Check back here late June for a big announcement from GordonRides, LLC – this has been in the works for a while now, and we’re excited to share it with everyone!
…and GordonRides will be in attendance. No booth this year, but for good reason – we can’t ruin the surprise! Keep looking here for the latest updates. If all goes well, there will be an announcement in the next 6 months or so. Remember, all good things take time.
The MegaWhip development is moving ahead full throttle! All of the details have been kept under wraps so far, and we still can’t report any of the major developments from the past few months. At some point between now and the IAAPA trade show in November (probably in the summer), there will be a major announcement posted here, which will shed some light on the development of the MegaWhip, and what to expect at IAAPA 2010!
GordonRides, LLC will be at the IAAPA trade show in Las Vegas on November 17 – 20! Decided not to go with the booth this year, but will still be plugging the MegaWhip. Speaking of the MegaWhip, engineering is wrapping up, and a test carriage is being built as this message is being posted! Check the website in the next few weeks for some new images, news, and photos!
Since the MegaWhip press release, GordonRides and the MegaWhip have been showing up in a number of industry news outlets and fan forums! Check out the article about the MegaWhip in Park World! Park World has also included the MegaWhip article on page 8 of the June 2009 edition of the magazine, along with a small article about me, which can be accessed from the Digital Editions menu on the Park World website or by clicking here.
For members of the European Coaster Club, an article about the MegaWhip has been published in First Drop Magazine, Issue 84! It is not available online, but feel free to check out European Coaster Club for more information, or if you want to order Issue 84.