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Lagoon 1973 (Part 2 of 7)

Filed under: Personal History — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Real Helicopters 1973

This picture shows us riding the “real” helicopters. I find it interesting that this ride is considered a “real” helicopter in my memory. Even now, I look at this contraption and categorize it as a helicopter, even though it has little relation to what an actual helicopter looks like.

This was a really cool ride. You would push the bar away from you to raise the helicopter and pull it toward you to lower it. Every time I rode this ride, it was a fight with the other kid about how we were going to fly. I would always want to fly high, but half the time, I would get stuck with some kid that was scared and wanted to fly low the whole time. That’s my cousin, Heidi, on the left and I’m distracted on the right.


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  1. Amazing! I have a memory of riding those from exactly this time period, plus or minus a year or two. When my brother and I rode them, however, we seemed to get stuck in the air and couldn’t figure out how to get down. We were terrified, looking around and seeing we were higher than all the other copters. When the ride ended, the copter finally came down.

    Comment by jvw — 1/22/2012 @ 4:37 pm

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