The Rainbow (HUSS) was first manufactured in 1983 containing many design elements of the Ranger (HUSS 1981). The ride concept of the Rainbow was quickly copied by various other ride manufacturers, failing to match the size and overall quality of the ride. eg. A.R.M’s Ali-baba.

This ride really has to be seen in motion to be appreciated. It’s typically HUSS – offering riders unbeatable smoothness (hydraulically driven), and spectators a well-lit, perfectly themed visual. Its dominant height of 66ft and solid structure makes a strong presence on any carnival.

The Rainbow appeals to riders of all ages, offering a wide orbiting sensation, with alternating speeds, both clockwise and counter-clockwise. When compared with similar copies, the sensations experienced are un-matched with good side-to-side motion and negative g’s of weightlessness as it orbits to full height.

With 3 trailers required for transport on an over-sized load, it is more common to see the HUSS Rainbow at an amusement park, however there are still at least 5 travelling units operating worldwide in Germany (Stammler Chilibi and Dehner), France (Fleur), Australia (O’Neill), Poland (owner unknown) and America (Wade).

Park models:

  • Singapore (Escape Theme Park)
  • Germany (Serengeti Safari Park)
  • Japan (Gluk Kingdom)
  • Japan (Tojyokoland)
  • Japan (Yokohama Dreamland)
  • China (Chrisland Amusement Park)
  • China (Nanhu Amusement Park)
  • France (Antibesland)
  • Philippines (Enchanted Kingdom)
  • Korea (Everland)
  • Kuwait (Kuwait Magic)
  • Germany (Heide Park)
  • Spain (Port Aventura)
  • India (Esselworld, Bombay)
  • India (Diamond Beach Resort, Madras)
  • Thailand (Siam Park City, Bangkok)
  • USA (Kentucky Kingdom)
  • USA (Elitch Garden)
  • USA (Lake Winnepesaukah)
  • USA (The Great Escape)
  • USA (Wonderland, TX)

65 Responses to “Rainbow”

  1. The new refurbished rainbow was at the south florida fair by wade shows in january of 2014 That fair also had these rides: Super Himalaya Giant Wheel Mega Drop Zip Line Enterprise KMG Fireball Spin Out Vertigo Swing Tower Zipper Mulligan Giant Wheel Himalaya Orbiter Rock Star TechnoPower Pirate Spider Yo-Yo

    Green Ninja - December 27th, 2014 at 7:20 am

  2. I loved the Rainbow ride, ever since I remember going to the show I loved watching it at the Royal Easter show and I was too small to go on it. My youngest sister was so disappointed when she was told she was too small to ride when we wanted to go on, I wasn’t but didn’t want to go as she was so sad. The next year we both went on for the first time and we always went on it twice when we went to the show, one in the morning when the lines were small and in the evening when the lights were on. I haven’t seen it in Sydney Show for many years. Please come back rainbow raise, it’s so beautiful and it was my first ride.

    Melissa - February 13th, 2015 at 10:10 am

  3. There used to be a Rainbow at Maple Leaf Village in Niagara Falls, Ontario. I remember thing it and if you search google images, you will see it existed! It needs to be added to the above list.

    Lisa - June 18th, 2015 at 7:16 am

  4. I miss when they had this at Eliches. I wish I could buy one

    Sheldon - June 19th, 2015 at 9:10 pm

  5. Just rode one at the Jefferson County Fair in WV. It was provided by colerides of VA http://www.colerides.com. It brought bank so many memories I had to ride it 4 times, as great as ever!

    Silver - August 26th, 2015 at 8:06 am

  6. You rode an ARM Ali Baba, which Cole has themed to Rainbow… You haven’t ridden a HUSS

    cdm - September 3rd, 2015 at 12:20 pm

  7. trying to find pictures of a racked rainbow, thanks

    chuck walls - December 21st, 2015 at 12:11 am

  8. Iowa’s Adventrureland had one of these in 1988.

    Allen Huffman - August 18th, 2016 at 3:59 am

  9. Iowa’s Adventureland had one of these in 1988.

    Allen Huffman - August 18th, 2016 at 3:59 am

  10. Even though Australia has two HUSS Rainbows, they still haven’t been used. I certainly hope one of them does, especially when I hear Sydney’s going to get back Wonderland in the future. Please let there be a HUSS Rainbow in a Sydney theme park. Make it happen!

    T-Rex - November 13th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

  11. omg i totally remember going on this! my family and i went to myrtle beach in summer 2002 and i was like 5 years old and we were recording a family video of us and i was walking with my mom and dad and stuff. i was soooo excited and yelled “i wanna go on the star bright ride!” {for some reason i called it “star bright” lol i was a funny child} and i remember not being scared and i enjoyed it so much!

    Aria - November 17th, 2016 at 1:04 am

  12. One of the best HUSS rides ever made

    Terra Verso - October 22nd, 2017 at 7:05 pm

  13. Hello guys, We have a travelling model at Antibes land Park in France. Still working very good : )

    Laurent - September 22nd, 2018 at 5:10 am

  14. Miss the Rainbow Ride at Elitch Gardens a ton

    Simon Cleath - November 4th, 2018 at 5:32 pm

  15. I had a summer job during highschool for several seasons at Southport Pleasureland, uk. I was the ride operator for a Rainbow (circa. 1987). I believe that the same machine was at Blackpool Pleasure Beach also, since both parks had common owners back then and often moved rides between the two.

    What a marvelous machine, the Rainbow was. The ride was pre-programmed to give 4 revolutions clockwise followed by 3 anticlockwise and then would stop, just past lowest point. Operator then disengages then reengages drive to “land” ride at lowest point (which took a little skill based on weight/number of passengers). I do recall that there was an emergency stop button which totally disengaged drive. Personally, I was not impressed with the effect since if it was used while the ride was in motion, the ride would continue to move freely as an unrestrained pendulum. That would not necessarily be my first wish should an emergency arise. Last thought, the seats on the ride were slippy and although automated restraints kept passengers in seats, occasionally people could start to slide under the horizontal restraint above the seat. Overall a fantastic ride, loved it to bits.

    Phil - November 6th, 2019 at 2:41 am

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