Another amusement makes its debut tonight at Modern Woodmen Park, as the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League) and Main Street Amusements unveil the Mediacom Drop’N Twist in the ballpark’s Party Plaza.
The Mediacom Drop’N Twist is a pneumatically powered, 30-foot tower manufactured by SBF Rides. The ride vertically bounces a gondola that holds eight-twelve riders around the tower. The entire tower also rotates in a circle while the gondola bounces up and down. It is a family ride that parents can enjoy with their children, and replaces the Froghopper, which only served children.
“The Mediacom Drop’N Twist brings another thrill to the amusements experience at Modern Woodmen Park, one that parents and kids can enjoy together” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. “We have lifted people high above the ballpark on the Ferris wheel, sent them soaring on the zip Line, and tumbled them around in Space Camp. Now they can twirl and bounce while getting a 360-degree view of the ballpark and the Mississippi River on the new Mediacom Drop’N Twist.”
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