Tyty: Follow the instructions from the ride operator, hold on to the bars on the door. Don’t worry the door is well secured. Even though I want to attempt a four hour ride on it, I always check the safety devices on the ride. Also the operator is trained on giving the riders the safest ride possible. Enjoy.
FOR TYTY: Let’s see, this ride is hard to describe. The ride gives tons of G-forces, so you will be jerked around quite a bit. Also, some centrifugal force could be experienced if you flip for a while (like 3+ times in a row.) I know that you are supposed to hold on to the grab bars in front of you, but if your daring, I’d hold to the lap bar, because sometimes it makes you flip more. Other than those things, you’ll have a great time anyway.
hey i wish they still had 3 people per cart is that only in the one with the z on the side of the cagies i want to know email me if so kk ttyl i am addicted to this ride i am going in like 3 days woooooooooooo
Hey, I’m ready to go for a world’s record for the longest non-stop ride in riding the Zipper. How does four or more hours sound? My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org, if this can be made to take place and I live in Florida.
Dave, There is two other latches that hold the door shut. Unless the Zipper at your fair is from the 70’s or 80’s, (diamond in middle not arrows) I wouldn’t worry. Besides this car is the updated version that eliminates the need for the pin
It has to be 3 smaller people to be allowed the cages are pretty tight with just two people anyways but if you look at the photo theres enough bars on the door for 3 people ive seen it a few times tho i cant imagine it being comfortable
I work for a travelling carnival and we have a newer 2000 model zipper, the door is held by 3 latches, 2 regular latches and the 3rd one is almost impossible to break or come loose, if the door does open the door will be held on by the 3rd latch restraint.. it will cause the door to be open a slight bit about 4 inches… so it’s not gonna fly open unless that 3rd latch would break but chances are slim….
ok, if u r wonderin why when u ride the zipper and u suddenly start, spinning out of control, non-stop til the ride is over, that means either u have shifted ur body weight to the point that its in a outta control spin or usually that means the ride operator has the Zipper in a chainsaw motion…. it’s when the boom (ob-long frame) is goin one direction and the cable/cars (pulley system) is goin the opposite direction?????
i going on this cool ride at the mossy show i can not wait mum said it is to scary so i will not see her on it so i can not wait to see her face when she sees me on it. i can not wait till i have to go on this ride yay
alex: The operators of the Zipper are well trained and the only way that you will fall out is if the guy forgets to latch the door or if your zipper is one of the first eleven made from 1968-?. Take this for example:http://rideaccidents.com/2006.html#jul8. That was an operators error! Since the error was deemed an accident, the operator wasn’t fired or arrested.
abbey: The Zipper’s height requirement is anywhere from 48inches-56inches. The Zipper at Trimpers Rides in Ocean City, Maryland has a height requirement of 48 inches. The Zipper with Pennwood Shows and D&K Amusements, had a height requirement of 54 inches, but when it was refurbished in 2006, the height requirement was lowered to 52inches
I just saw a Zipper ride accident where one of the trolley wheels flew off and hit 2 girls waiting in line for an adjacent ride. After a safety inspection, the ride was deemed safe for operation, and reopened the following day.