Utah Coaster Builder Shows Off Newest Ride

Utah Coaster Builder Shows Off Newest Ride

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Ed Yeates ReportingUtah's premiere roller coaster builder is standing on its head these days trying to please park goers with the latest in thrill rides.

Today was no exception as the company unveiled a new one called the "Screaming Squirrel."

As thrill rides go this certainly is not the scariest or even the fastest. But it's far from wimpy. This latest creation from Logan based S and S Worldwide is designed to give a rush to a wider ridership, from eight years on up to mom and dad - if they dare.

This ride sort of resembles the wild mouse. But what really makes it different is you go over the edge. Then upside down for some time on three different tiers.

Testing the coaster today was North American Editor of Park World Paul Ruben who's probably one of the country's most "seasoned" roller coaster testers.

Paul Ruben, Park World International: "I've been on every roller coaster in North America and many overseas - 635 total. And I've tested the edge. But this is the first time I've ever gone over the edge."

CEO Stan Checketts admits this is a far cry from what his company usually makes - a unique ride in its own right for families.

Stan Checketts, CEO, S & S Worldwide: "It's the slowest coaster in the world and it takes up the smallest footprint of any coaster in the world - to my knowledge."

Logan based S and S is now considered one of the world's largest makers of amusement park rides after purchasing international roller coaster builder Arrow Dynamics and a major US wooden coaster company.

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