13 thoughts on “Florida

  1. John Tate February 9, 2021 / 1:31 pm

    There used to be a chairlift on the pier at Daytona beach, is it still there?


    • Mountaineer April 7, 2021 / 2:44 pm

      No, it was removed years ago.


  2. Henri Smith April 7, 2021 / 12:18 pm

    There is a VonRoll Gondola at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay.


  3. David Mahan April 9, 2021 / 1:38 am

    There is also a gondola at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa


    • skier72 April 9, 2021 / 10:33 am

      It’s a Hopkins chairlift.


  4. David Mahan September 19, 2021 / 1:07 am

    ones that are not on the list:
    Busch Gardens Tampa, Skyride, Von Roll, has not operated since COVID-19 but still standing, may reopen
    Pirates World, Sky Trail, unsure, removed
    Marco Polo Park, Sky Ride, unsure, removed
    South Florida Fair, Sky Ride, unsure, operating
    Daytona Beach Main Street Pier, Skyride, unsure, removed
    Miracle Strip Amusement Park, Sky Ride, Von Roll, removed


    • Mountaineer September 19, 2021 / 3:16 am

      Daytona Beach was a 1967 Hopkins Skyglider (installed by Universal Design).

      Marco Polo and Pirates World likely were Giovanola, maybe in cooperation with Intamin (like the ones at Hersheypark or Magic Mountain).

      South Florida Fair could be the 1977 Skyglider that was first installed at the Dade County Youth Fair.

      The Von Roll in Panama City Beach was actually located at Magic World next to Goofy Golf (the return station still stands at 30.191474, -85.828106). It was installed by Skyrides of America. Not sure if there was a second one at Miracle Strip Amusement Park.


      • Mountaineer September 19, 2021 / 4:58 am

        And not to forget the 1963 Carlevaro & Savio / Telecar gondola at Six Gun Territory in Silver Springs.


      • Mountaineer September 19, 2021 / 11:50 am

        Have to correct myself. Pirates World was a Von Roll:

        Marco Polo likely was VR101 too as the Giovanola 4-seaters had two hangers. But I will try to find out more.


        • David Mahan September 19, 2021 / 6:07 pm

          Turns out one opened last year, the Bud Light Seltzer Skyview at Hard Rock Stadium.


    • David Mahan March 16, 2022 / 12:41 am

      the Busch Gardens Tampa Skyride is reopening in summer 2022


  5. John Tate May 9, 2022 / 6:13 pm

    when will pictures of Busch gardens and hard rock stadium appear on database?


    • Peter Landsman May 9, 2022 / 6:22 pm

      Hopefully this summer. The Busch Gardens lift has been closed since early 2020 and the Hard Rock Stadium gondola has operated only twice since it was built. Both times for extremely expensive sporting events.


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