Fiddler's Fling

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Fiddler's Fling

Post by that_guy » Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:38 pm

Where did that name come from? Is it some how linked to County fair?

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Post by SFGAmLover » Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:24 pm

I assume that since fiddle players would be part of a fair (probably more so in the 'old days,' the park decided to theme this County Fair-based calypso as such.
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Fiddler's Fling

Post by dth1971 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:18 pm

Was Fiddler's Fling similar to the Tilt-a-Whirl amusement park rides?

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Post by redfishpaw » Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:28 pm

a Tilt-a-Whirl ride looks like this
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Post by SFGAmLover » Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:01 pm

This page http://www.coasterchild.com/flatrides/f ... sfling.htm has some good Fiddler's Fling information.
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Post by redfishpaw » Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:39 am

Interesting! I didnt realize that Fiddlers Fling was an Anton Schwarzkopf ride

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Post by that_guy » Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:33 pm

I find it weird that it says on schwarzkopfcoaster.net that Calypso 3 came out in 1978/79 when they picture The Fiddler's Fling which openned in 76

http://schwarzkopf.coaster.net/OKcalypso3-25GF.htm

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Post by SFGAmLover » Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:39 pm

Hmmm... good point. They also misspelled "Marriott's" on the catalog photo (missing an 'R').
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Post by that_guy » Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:41 pm

It also looks like its missing an I but maybe its just blury

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Post by Shockwavegirl » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:20 pm

I always assumed it got it's name because at "old time" county fairs they held square dancing.....fiddler's play at square dances...ergo Fiddler's Fling

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Post by that_guy » Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:28 pm

I have a quick question, When did the SC Fiddler's Fling become Centrifuge?

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Post by steven » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:52 pm

I don't know when the Santa Clara ride was renamed to Centrifuge. I know that it's had the Centrifuge name for years now. A check of old park maps might provide an answer if there's no one on here who already knows offhand.

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Post by Greezed Lightening » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:30 pm

I believe either 1998 or 1999.

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