AAR's Most Innovative Ride - Maximum RPM
The world's only ferris wheel lift
Amusement Rides designed and installed the control system for a
very innovative, ferris wheel lift roller coaster called
Maximum RPM in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This new ride
was part of "Hard Rock Park", which was renamed "Freestyle Music
Park" after the 2008 season, when the original park
declared bankruptcy and was sold. The ride still existed in its
original location as Round About, until Freestyle also
The dual processor system moves the ferris
wheel lift and six cars, using 65 motors. The lift alone employs
16 motors for a total of 320 HP.
This ride is being
moved to a new location, to be announced. If you did miss
this unique ride....
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AAR Featured Ride - The Fireball, Shanghai
China's first wood roller coaster!
American Amusement Rides designed and installed the control
system for the Fireball roller coaster in Shanghai, China.
This was the first wood roller coaster in China.
It opened in June, 2009, as part of the new Happy Valley Shanghai
The end customer was OCT Shanghai. Martin & Vleminckx
Rides LLC was
the contractor for the coaster, with AAR subcontracting for the
control system design and installation.
The 108 foot high, 3819 foot long, 2-train coaster is operated
by a redundant Logix-based control system with Ethernet
communications and a 200HP lift drive.
AAR Solutions: Do you have an old PLC5-based control system?
Amusement Rides recognizes that there is an immediate
industry need for a low-cost, easily-maintained control system
to replace aging PLC5-based ride controls currently in the
field. We have answered that need by designing a new,
low-cost turnkey system. It still uses Allen Bradley
controllers, but the newer Logix-based system reduces maintenance
costs and provides increased functionality. As a bonus,
customers may choose the added capability of Ethernet-based monitoring.
- For more background on AAR and it's owners,
check out the about us page
- To receive more information, please call AAR at
260-918-3213, or email