1919 Thrill Ride Sound Like Fun

A design for a thrill ride appeared in the December 1919 issue of Electrical Experimenter magazine. Honestly, this is the kind of thing 12-year-old boys draw on their notebook covers during class. Riders would board a capsule, which would be loaded and shot out of a cannon, which they call the “electric gun.” If you’re lucky, the capsule would land in a tower that was also a fountain. Then the capsule would then zip down a water slide into a lake, where it would be pulled back to the starting point by a conveyor belt. What could possibly go wrong?

The capsule would provide views from all angles, and you wouldn’t have to worry about being shot out upside-down because all seats would be pivoting in three dimensions. You’d be free to worry about other problems, like overshooting the tower or dying in an amusement park capsule. See larger pictures at Paleofuture.  -via the Presurfer

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