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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Intamin, Walt Disney Imagineering, Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company, ProSlide, Charles I. D. Looff, KUKA, Philadelphia Toboggan Company, George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., Allan Herschell Company, Anton Schwarzkopf, John Miller, Lee Eyerly, Reverchon Industries, Universal Creative, Harry Traver, Ronald Bussink, HUSS Park Attractions, John Wardley, S&S Power, Werner Stengel, LaMarcus Adna Thompson, Ghost Blasters, Herbert Schmeck, Chance Morgan, Ride & Show Engineering, Inc., Sally Corporation, Pretzel Amusement Ride Company, Ron Toomer, John C. Allen, Zierer, Giovanola, Jason Surrell, Mack Rides, Sellner Manufacturing, Mondial, KMG, William F. Mangels, Tivoli Enterprises, Hopkins Rides Inc, Sonacase. Excerpt: Intamin Worldwide is a designing and manufacturing company in Wollerau, Switzerland. It is best known for creating thrill rides and roller coasters worldwide. The U.S. division of the company is located in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and is headed by Sandor Kernacs. The Intamin brand name is an abbreviation for: INTernational AMusement INstallations. The company distributes approximately 5-7 roller coasters from their workshops in Switzerland and Glen Burnie each year. Intamin is a major player in the amusement park attractions industry, supplying some 22 different styles of rides to a variety of parks. Their first roller coaster installation was The Jr. Gemini, a roller coaster at Cedar Point in 1979. Since then they have installed a total of 70 coasters in several countries around the globe. They designed and built the first "river rapids ride" known as "Thunder River" based on the idea supplied by Bill Crandall, a past General Manager at the now defunct AstroWorld. Intamin also marketed the first Freefall (developed by Giovanola) experience and the first Drop Tower. Roaring Rapids river ride at Six Flags...