The Space Orbit

Dear Mr. Coney Island...
What do you know of this ride? It stood next to the Astrotower. It was a 16 passenger diesel hydraulic very powerful ride thad had several serious accidents, once a carload of riders broke free and was thrown into West 12 street next to the Cyclone. Eventually it was dismantled. Any ideas or pics? Thanks.
- Mike

Hello Mike, The Space Orbit was an independent ride in Astroland operated by Wally Roberts for one season in 1964. It closed soon after an unfortunate accident injured several riders.

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If this is the same ride mentioned in this news archive article, then accident occurred July 20, 1968 and ride did not close in 1964.
http://www3.gendisasters.com/new-york/18412/coney-island-ny-amusement-ri...

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