Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Square

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Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Square

Postby tziolasamusements » Sat May 19, 2012 2:35 pm

In my old time 1990s working at Lygon Street Festival in Carlton set up all lots of old Wittingslow's major rides on Argyle Square which very amazing organised all the ride are squashed each side in small park with lots of trees!

The rides which are need the crane to loads the booms are very hassle from trees also the rubbish bin places and some tree branch had cut out for clearance
These rides run only 3 day festival with lots of major rides and lots of trailers loading

10 rides were set up at these days are
Huss Breakdance with 3 disco balls on centre
Huss Ranger
Huss Rainbow
Huss Pirateship
Huss Enterprise
Zipper
Double Ranger without sign word on top to clearance the tree hitting
Matterhorn
Ferrari 500
Dodgem Cars with 6 post hoist
Kids rides
Games

all rides price are $2.50

I got some of photos but I lost all of it! Anyone remember these and got these please do share this also share the story too thanks

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Sun May 20, 2012 4:29 pm

I remember only lygon st once, with Ranger, Breakdance, Matterhorn, La Bamba, Spin Dragon and cha cha.... so upset I never got to see Rainbow there, would have looked enormous in that small space!
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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby Mixerholic » Mon May 21, 2012 1:57 pm

What other rides have Wittingslow previously owned?
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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Mon May 21, 2012 4:22 pm

from memory

HUSS RAINBOW
HUSS RANGER - LPS
HUSS BREAK DANCE - LPS
HUSS TROIKA - LPS
HUSS ENTERPRISE
HUSS UFO - LPS
HUSS PIRATE
SOBEMA BREAK DANCE
SOBEMA MATTERHORN
LA BAMBA
CHA CHA
CHANCE (FERRARI) ZIPPER
FABBRI RANGER
FABBRI SPACE LOOP (SPIN DRAGON)

There were a lot more "thrill rides" but thats most that I remember
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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby tziolasamusements » Mon May 21, 2012 7:03 pm

Add more former Wittingslow's rides list:

LARSON SUPER LOOPS
ORBITOR
MACK DISCO TRAIN (MUSIC EXPRESS)
MUSIC MACHINE
FERRIS WHEEL (ROSEBUD)
MAD MOUSE X 3
GALAXY ROLLERCOASTER X 2
PARATROOPER
FERRARI 500 GO KART
CHANCE TURBO
CHANCE TRABANT
GHOST TRAIN
SEAWORLD CORKSCREW ROLLERCOASTER
DREAMWORLD WIPEOUT
LUNA PARK SYDNEY BIG DIPPER ROLLERCOASTER (NOW AT DREAMWORLD)
OCTOPUS

These were my memory which I rode and some of set up...There should more ride which I didn't know will find out more when I see Michael soon

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby Zamperla » Tue May 22, 2012 11:02 pm

Did they ever own the Force 10 and Hurricane? I always remember seeing these rides amongst them.

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby tziolasamusements » Wed May 23, 2012 1:50 am

Yes Zamperla I forgot about these which own Force 10 and Hurricane

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby Top Gunner14 » Wed May 23, 2012 5:00 pm

Is their Hurricane still in Australia? Such a massive operation they had and all quality rides too

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby Zamperla » Wed May 23, 2012 7:00 pm

I think it was the one that went to Durkins (now Phelan)

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Wed May 23, 2012 11:24 pm

funny how some of their rides are still around, and like Hurricane has been at Rye for a few years now... still soo mad that Enterprise isnt back!
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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby Force10 » Thu May 24, 2012 10:22 pm

It's ashame. I wonder what the industry would look like today if they were forced to sell off everything. Now we have so many operators with some top quality gear that have the opportunity to get on at our capital shows which were once pretty much Wittingslow dominated. But I guess they would have been so big that we would've kept getting world class attractions.

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Fri May 25, 2012 10:08 pm

im sure if wittingslow were operating at the same capacity as they were in the early 90's we would have seen them owning a SPACE ROLLER, CAPRIOLO and other european majors.... it was always a shame they couldn't bring a HUSS TOPSPIN over because of our laws.... they should have got a TOP SPIN 2 instead of that fabbri mess!
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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby tziolasamusements » Fri May 25, 2012 11:34 pm

if des wittingslow didn't die he will bring more major rides every years which he plans get huss frisbee and was plan get rollercoaster with loop like as bob lawerence's big dipper
HUSSRAINBOW yes definitely they will get space roller and others ride which we have now from other company when they still runs big show unfortunately they fall down

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby Mixerholic » Sat May 26, 2012 9:50 pm

It would be nice if Wittingslow did get some MAJOR RIDES!!! It'd be nice if they got a KMG Experience or Discovery, a Inversion would be nice...but no dice :cry:
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Postby Hurricane » Sun May 27, 2012 5:23 pm

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby Mixerholic » Sun May 27, 2012 8:42 pm

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby Top Gunner14 » Mon May 28, 2012 3:16 pm

WHy would he? Don't think Michael Wittingslow would have any intentions of buying back into the latest machines and having them on capital shows. That's now a thing of the past, I could never see them buying anything spectacular nowadays

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Tue May 29, 2012 2:06 am

if they got pirate fixed up (cosmetically) it would dominate the major shows
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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby benclare » Wed May 30, 2012 3:56 pm

Would love to see Pirate and of course Rainbow back on the show circuit.

Did Wittingslow Amusements ever own Python Loop and Splash Canyon? I thought they did but I could be wrong. I'm also thinking they owned the Yoyo before it went to Tomteland with OFA. Does anyone know for sure?

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby Top Gunner14 » Wed May 30, 2012 5:06 pm

I'm certain OFA always owned Splash Canyon

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby princess » Wed May 30, 2012 5:50 pm

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Re: Wittingslow's Rides Squash at Lygon Street on Argyle Squ

Postby princess » Thu May 31, 2012 11:18 am

Witts, durkins and Laurence owned splash, until it was sold to ofa

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Postby Mixerholic » Thu May 31, 2012 9:29 pm

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