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Aussie rides for sale

Postby Top Gunner14 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:15 pm

Just recently looked at used rides website and there are 4 rides for sale:

Larson SuperLoop-(who used own this)
Mad Mouse-old adelaide showgrounds one-$150,000
Matterhorn-whose is this? $290,000
Flashdance-I think about $350,000

Will b a shame if all of these go overseas.

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Postby scorpionSA » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:09 pm

It is interesting to note that they only want $150000 for the mad mouse. It currently has about 40,000 riders per year just at the Adelaide show and at $7.50 each that is $300000. Obviously insurance has to be paid, ground fees, workers etc etc etc,, however over a number of years it could be quite a profit earner. I don't know much about the costs associated with running the ride but so I may be wrong. Feel free to comment.

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Postby Top Gunner14 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:17 pm

Ur right scorpian, i thought this was a bit cheap when i first saw it. Hopefully it stays here and they travel it.

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Postby benclare » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:36 pm

I guess the Mad Mouse is cheap because it really isn't an appealing buy for carnival ride operators and there aren't too many amusement parks in Australia that would accommodate such a ride. Then again, Aussie World made a big success out of their Wild Mouse so I guess anything is possible. Two parks that could possibly run a Mad Mouse successfully could be Jambaroo Recreation Park and Magic Mountain.

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Postby Top Gunner14 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:39 pm

That would be a good ride for Jamberoo. I don't think the showmen these days want a old wooden coaster. Probably harder to transport. How many trailers does it rack on (well how many did wiit's rack on?

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Postby Top Gunner14 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:32 pm

Just about the Matterhorn and the Superloop r both owned by John Short.
Also what happened to Lew osbounes superloop? Did it get sold overseas?

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Postby benclare » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:05 pm

Was there really more than one Super Loop in Australia? I know of the one formerly owned by Wittingslow Amusements which did the Show circuit throughout the late 80's and early 90's and was a permanent attraction at Darling Harbour for four years.

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Postby Top Gunner14 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:38 pm

I'm pretty sure ben there was more than one superloop. There was Witt's (where is this), John Shorts which is at Max Lauries yard in dubbo (it also has a keen customer i was just recently told) and also L&L Osbourne used to own one. Correct me if i'm wrong bout any of the info above

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Postby Zamperla » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:40 pm

Lew Osbourne's 'lattice' Superloop got taken to the scrap metal yard.

I was not aware John Short owned the matterhorn (if this was the same as the one Wittingslow used to travel) - at that point it was owned by a man named Colin Browne on a long-term lease.

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Postby Top Gunner14 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:44 pm

I was told yesterday that the matterhorn was owned by John Short. I didn't know this eithr, i don't know how long his had it. This is the one that used to travel with witt's

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Postby kiwi » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:29 pm

Does any one have any pics of the mentioned lattice Super Loop, any more info on it would be greatly appreciated. I.e. who built it, and when.

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Postby Top Gunner14 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:50 pm

I'd never heard of L&L's superloop before. I don't know anythin bout it!


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