Bell's Swinger

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Bell's Swinger

Postby Dazzleland » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:59 pm

Bell's Swinger is the only one in Australia, manufactured by Grover Watkins of the USA. The Watkins Swinger is a type of swing ride that can be found at carnivals, and fairs / funfairs. The ride consists of swings turning around its central axis. Compared to its counterparts, the Watkins Swinger doesn't achieve significant heights nor does it tilt.
The ride is mostly found at carnivals. Here's a list of some of the carnivals in which you will be able to find this ride:
* Great American Shows (could be confused with Great American Rides below)
* Great American Rides
* Windy City Amusements
* Poor Jack Amusements
* McNair Amusements
* Schmidt Amusements (Michigan) two
* Skerbeck Brothers Shows (Michigan)
* Bell's (Australia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swinger_%28ride%29
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Re: Bell's Swinger

Postby Zamperla » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:58 pm

thanks for the info. I've always liked the look of the ride. It has a lot of character.

I'm sure there would be a group of young kids who would be very dissappointed if their beloved Swinger failed to show at the annual Bateman's Bay carnival.

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Re: Bell's Swinger

Postby Dazzleland » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:07 pm

I'd like to see some pics of it racked, as well as being set up!
Here's Bell's version:
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And here's the USA versions:
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