|The Virginia Reel in 1938|
|Type||Wooden - Spinning - Side Friction|
Instead of big hills or banks, Virginia Reels featured many unbanked turns and switchbacks to spin the cars as much as possible. Near the end of the ride were a few helices and a relatively steep drop into a tunnel.
The Virginia Reel was not named after the way the cars 'reeled' down the track nor the country dance. It was named after Luna Virginia Riehl, the daughter of the ride's creator - a Mr Henry Elmer Riehl of New York USA who patented the ride on November 26, 1907 (Patent Number 872253).