Monday, June 23, 2008
The Whip at Rye Playland has a surprising violence. I have always considered the Whip to be a quintessential date ride. Tucked into a rolling love seat, the fairer sex is gently nudged into the protective underarm and side of the gentleman. Centrifical force is employed as an aid to increasing affection. Next stop, Tunnel of Love. The Whip at Knoebel's Grove and at Kennywood are prime examples of the amorous Whip.
The Whip at Rye Playland has other intentions. It attempts to destroy you. It attempts to use your body as a Kudgel to break your date into smaller pieces. It is the antithesis of love.
Pre-war amusement rides use a series of body blows to rough you up. More modern fare aims higher, causing severe head aches and sore necks.
Other violent older rides of note:
The Wild Mouse at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
The Hi Speed Thrill Coaster at Knoebel's Grove