Round Up is an amusement ride consisting of a circular horizontal platform with a vertical cage-like wall around the edge. The platform is attached to a motor on a hydraulic arm. The ride starts out by spinning until the centrifugal force is enough to push riders against the wall. Then the arm raises the horizontal platform to a vertical position in which riders, instead of spinning horizontally, are now spinning almost vertically.

The ride spins for a predetermined cycle until an automatic timer releases the hydraulic fluid from the arm, causing the platform to return to its horizontal position. The operator may be required to manually control the spin of the ride so that its exit aligns correctly with the exit gate. Most require the rider to be at least 42 inches tall.

In the United Kingdom, this ride is commonly known as the Meteor or Meteorite. The first such ride to arrive in that same country was with Rose Brothers in the 1950s and it came from Germany.

Although Hrubetz examples exist in the United Kingdom other common makers, including Cadoxton and Sam Ward.

There are 70 Round Ups in the United States, 40 in the United Kingdom and 20 in Australia.

Zero Gravity Edit

The new portable model, made by Dartron, is known as Zero Gravity. The lighting and appearance has changed and the ride has gone from tire rim drive to direct centre gear drive, but its operation remains the same.

The title is ironic because, the ride does the opposite of creating the sense of zero gravity, as it only gives off the illusion that there is an increase in gravity.

Locations Edit

Name Location
Electric Rainbow Stricker's Grove
The Black Hole
Happy H Attractions
Bulls Eye
Camden Park
The Milk Churn
Loudoun Castle
The Swashbuckler
Six Flags Great Adventure
Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Riddle Me This
Six Flags America
Zero Gravity
Canobie Lake Park
Worlds of Fun
The Revolution
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Round Up
Tweetsie Railroad
Round Up
Lakeside Amusement Park
Round Up
Lakemont Park
Super Spiral
DelGrosso's Amusement Park
Round Up
Mark Lake Enterprises
Super Round Up
Idlewild Park
Zero Gravity
Oaks Amusement Park
Super Round Up
Silverwood Theme Park
Super Round Up
Parque de la Ciudad
Round Up
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Super Round Up
Coney Island (Cincinnati)
Super Round Up
Conneaut Lake Park
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The Genie
Lake Winnepesaukah
Ulten Castle
Zero Gravity
Evans Midland Empire Shows, Inc.
Zero Gravity
The Mighty Bluegrass Shows
Zero Gravity
Windy City Amusements
Zero Gravity
Beauce Carnival
Zero Gravity
World's Finest Shows
The Cage
David Rowland and sons Fun fair
Super Round Up
J&J Amusements
Wave Rider
Classic Amusements (Canada)
Calkins Midway's Round Up
The Mount Horeb Summer Frolic
Zero Gravity
West Coast Amusements
Zero Gravity
Pacific National Exhibition

Past appearances Edit

Name Location Opened Closed
Satellite Kennywood 1957 1985
The Round Up
Frontier Village
Round Up
Lagoon Amusement Park
Halley's Comet
Kings Island
Propeller Spin
Knott's Berry Farm
Pharaoh's Eye
Canada's Wonderland
Super Spiral
Martin's Fantasy Island
Super Round Up
J&J Amusements
Unknown Unknown