Sky Ride – Adventureland, IA

This SLI double apparently came used from the World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington.
A sheave assembly.
Tower 1.
The lift used to cross over a log flume ride and since 2016 has gone through an Infinity Coaster called The Monster.
The return terminal.
Tower 5.
T4.
Inside the drive terminal.
It appears this lift changes gauge going into the stations.
Riding through The Monster.
Middle part of the lift line.
T5.
View of the roller coaster section.
The return terminal with tensioning.
Counterweight and bullwheel.
Station inside a small building.
Side view of the tension return station.
T6.
Tower 5.
The coaster crosses over the lift three times and under five.
Threading the needle near tower 4.
The top of T3.
Tower 2.
Near the drive station.
Alpine-themed station building.
View from the lift.
Drive bullwheel.
The smaller of the two station buildings.
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5 thoughts on “Sky Ride – Adventureland, IA

  1. Milan S July 14, 2019 / 5:55 pm

    Im pretty sure the lift from Spokane’s world fair was Riblet, after seeing some old photos.

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  2. Collin Parsons July 14, 2019 / 7:03 pm

    I don’t think a lift threads through a roller coaster anywhere else.

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    • D BUND July 16, 2019 / 9:03 am

      The Sky Ride at Busch Gardens Tampa also goes under and over a coaster (Cheetah Hunt) but its definitely very rare.

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    • Donald Reif August 14, 2019 / 4:50 pm

      Disneyland’s defunct Skyway ran through the Matterhorn Bobsleds.

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    • Sam Altavilla August 14, 2019 / 7:54 pm

      Imagine if they needed to evacuate the lift. They would have to shut the entire coaster down…

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