Four Family Rides for Windsor
We conceived and constructed four major rides for the theme park, each requiring equal parts manufacturing and design innovation.
Fairy Tale Brook: a slow moving boat ride of 24 bespoke GRP leaf boats using an 8m diameter rotary loader allowing for continuous loading and unloading.
The Dragon Coaster: a 550m rollercoaster with 3 trains. The biggest and fastest ride at the resort, it uses gravity and in-track tyre drives to weave passengers through a scenic castle full of animated displays. Incorporating high elevator drop-offs, it was constructed on a hilly landscape and required a parallel maintenance track. The Dragon’s Apprentice is a smaller version of the ride for younger children.
Balloon School for Intrepid Adventurers: a magical looking outdoor adaptation of a previous successful balloon ride. Interactive passenger-controlled arms realistically simulate the calm experience of a hot air balloon, allowing children to control 360° views. The unique movement is aided by gas-valve cables and bespoke passenger control system.