Waltzer

Waltzer (Brighton Palace Pier) 2007 01.jpg

A Waltzer is a spinning amusement ride consisting of a number of undulating platforms upon which free spinning (typically circular) cars are positioned. The resulting movement causes the cars to spin in a seemingly unpredictable way. Ride attendants sometime 'walk' the ride platforms whilst the ride is in motion to further spin the cars.

In the UK many older platform rides such as Arks & Speedways and Autodromes were converted to Waltzers as they grew outdated and the Waltzer remained popular.

The Waltzer has remained a very common and popular ride in the United Kingdom for many decades, and has also seen success in Ireland and Scandanavia. In the USA it has had very little impact due to the popularity of the Tilt-A-Whirl.

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