For this weeks flat ride edition of Throwback Thursday, we chose to focus on 2 of the more modern flat rides that were removed from the park rather recently.
In the area where Wonderful Pistachios Park sits today, stood a ride called Sierra Twist. The ride opened with the park in 1973 as Swiss Twist. It was a Schwarzkopf built Bayern Kurve model. The ride was built with an inclined oval track in which a group of connected 1 person cars sat on. An giant arm attached to the middle car, and would propel the riders quickly both forward and backward. The ride changed its name in 1993, and closed 14 years later in 2007.
This ride was similar to water slides in Hurricane Harbor, but instead of riding down on your body or in a tube, you rode in a 2 person raft with your clothes on. The ride was built by White Water West in 1993 and closed in 2009.