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Vekoma: A History

08/02/17 at 02:30pm in Vekoma: A History (Latest Edit: 08/02/17 at 02:41pm by Shane.)
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Love (dislike) them or hate them, Vekoma has been a staying force in the amusement industry for over 90 years. I recently came across a continuing retrospective series (starting in 2014) at ParkVault that looks at the history and product lineup of Vekoma starting with their unique contract with Arrow Dynamics, their  partnership with the Walt Disney Company, and on through their current offerings today. The series has been extremely interesting and reveals some valuable information that the common enthusiast may not have known about this unique ride manufacturer.

A Journey through Vekoma's History
The author has gone back and added supplemental information and updates to the articles over time. I recommend checking out ParkVault as they have several other articles on a range of topics within the industry. I hope you enjoy this retrospective as much as I did.

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08/02/17 at 03:51pm in Vekoma: A History
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I, for one, think that Verkoma actually improved (perhaps perfected) what Arrow failed to do.
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08/02/17 at 04:14pm in Vekoma: A History (Latest Edit: 08/02/17 at 04:15pm by Shane.)
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Don't let Zimmy see you say that! But, the MK-1212 trains are probably the most comfortable trains you could ask for on Arrow style track.

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08/02/17 at 08:42pm in Vekoma: A History
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(08/02/17 03:51pm)Pretzel Kaiser Wrote:  I, for one, think that Verkoma actually improved (perhaps perfected) what Arrow failed to do.

Torture people?

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08/02/17 at 08:47pm in Vekoma: A History
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(08/02/17 08:42pm)UncleDuncan Wrote:  
(08/02/17 03:51pm)Pretzel Kaiser Wrote:  I, for one, think that Verkoma actually improved (perhaps perfected) what Arrow failed to do.

Torture people?

Arrow was very successful in torturing! Tongue
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08/02/17 at 08:56pm in Vekoma: A History
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(08/02/17 08:47pm)Unagi Wrote:  
(08/02/17 08:42pm)UncleDuncan Wrote:  
(08/02/17 03:51pm)Pretzel Kaiser Wrote:  I, for one, think that Verkoma actually improved (perhaps perfected) what Arrow failed to do.

Torture people?

Arrow was very successful in torturing! Tongue

Arrow: We create middling rides with restraints that rattle your head, slam your shoulders, and compress your spine inflicting immediate and residual pain. No one could possibly do worse.

Vekoma: Hold my beer.

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08/02/17 at 10:02pm in Vekoma: A History
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(08/02/17 03:51pm)Pretzel Kaiser Wrote:  I, for one, think that Verkoma actually improved (perhaps perfected) what Arrow failed to do.

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