Skyline Attractions Unveils “P’Sghetti Bowl” Children’s Coaster Model
After debuting several new compact coaster designs in July, Skyline Attractions has unveiled their next new concept, the P’sghetti Bowl roller coaster, becoming only the second American manufacturer to offer a “Children’s” coaster design.
The P’Sghetti Bowl is a child-friendly single-rail roller coaster that offers a unique and exciting ride experience to any park or family entertainment center for an affordable price.
Passengers on a P’Sghetti Bowl coaster ride in a small train with two passengers per row. The train ascends a small hill and then navigates a series of twisted turns and drops. The layouts are more dynamic than those offered by Skyline’s competition, creating a thrilling and fun experience for all riders while remaining accessible to little ones.
Currently, Skyline is offering four off-the-shelf models with increasing footprint, length, and thrill level, all while staying accessible to children of all ages. If there’s a park or family entertainment center that doesn’t want one of the four off-the-shelf layouts, they offer custom track layouts as well! The one-of-a-kind track design utilizes an innovative, weld-free construction of folded sheet metal and rivets. This drastically reduces costs and maintenance while enabling Skyline to introduce elements and customization opportunities previously unseen on this type of roller coaster.
Each P’Sghetti Bowl model is available with an optional base frame, preventing the need to lay concrete or drill into existing infrastructure. This expedites the construction timeline, cuts installation costs, and enables the ride to be installed practically anywhere. Its compact nature and modest height also allow for the attraction to be installed indoors in a facility with a ceiling height as low as 20 feet.
Here’s a quick glance at each of the four models:
The 185′ long Model A is the smallest of the four P’Sghetti Bowl models and is an elongated oval with a curved drop and a series of miniature airtime hills. The ride is reminiscent of the small-scale roller coasters that used to populate kiddie parks across the country. It has a footprint of 80′ long x 32′ wide, and is 14′ tall at its peak, meaning it could fit under a 20′ ceiling!
Model B is similar to Model A with a curved drop, but its airtime hills are combined with rapid back-and-forth transitions. It is more thrilling and slightly longer (235′) than Model A, but remains accessible to the youngest of thrill seekers. It’s only slightly taller at 18′, and can fit under a 25′ ceiling if placed indoors!
More than twice the length of Model A, Model C is a tightly-twisted knot of roller coaster track, passing over and under its own track six times as it navigates a series of highly-banked curves and a medium-sized airtime hill. At 420′ long, it’s the longest of the “off-the-shelf” P’Sghetti bowl models, and stands at a height of 22′ tall.
Like Model C, Model D also has a maximum height of 22′, but is the most-elongated P’Sghetti Bowl layout and features the largest total footprint, but not the longest amount of track (410′). It has an emphasis on hills and a tightly-wound helix.
Skyline Attractions is also promoting a highly-customizable P’Sghetti Bowl model, perfect for any park or FEC. It’s available in custom layouts to fit any location, terrain, or thrill level! Concepts include the world’s-first children’s racing roller coaster, a hillside thrill ride, or an elongated track that wraps around the exterior of an FEC. The possibilities are endless!
For more information on the P’Sghetti Bowl, visit Skyline Attractions’ website.
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