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Bumper Cars
Website: Yorks Wild Kingdom Homepage
Ride Type: Bumper Cars
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.4000
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 7
Last Review: 7/1/2009 5:51:00 PM
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3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up jeopardyfish on 7/1/2009 5:51:00 PM
Pretty average bumper cars, even a bit weak perhaps. Nevertheless an enjoyable ride.

1 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up MJack on 7/8/2008 1:25:00 AM
I like the divider. I don't like that the operator will waste your time trying to get the riders to make some noise before they start the ride. I hate that they will force you to put the safety strap on wrong. Even if you put your safety strap on the right way, over your head and through one arm, they will force you to change it. They want the strap to go only around one shoulder and not across the chest. They do this to prevent you from being safe or comfortable, because they want you to dislocate your shoulder. Your shoulder WILL hurt when you leave this ride. Just because they force you to be unsafe I cannot give this anything more than the minimum.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 4/27/2008 12:52:00 PM
Decent set of bumper cars. The arena looked nice, but the cars werent the most attractive. However, the cars were fast and easy to control. They were however weak, but Yorks gave a really long ride.

4 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 7/27/2005 3:18:00 PM
When one talks of bumper cars, typically they are divided into two separate categories: ones with a divider and ones without a divider. Now many criticize parks that utilize dividers on their bumper cars, claiming that they significantly detract from the experience by weakening the power of the collisions and limiting the number of collisions that occur. However, I fall into the small group of people that actually prefer bumper cars with the central divider simply because of the better angles that are created to hit other cars in my opinion. And guess what? York’s utilizes the divider on their great set of bumper cars, and boy are they good.

Located amidst the park’s kiddie rides underneath some copious shade, the Bumper Cars really look great. The exterior truly captures the feel of a classic, traditional amusement park and makes the attraction look much older than it really is. Also, all of the cars seem to be maintained extremely well, as they lack any wear or tear like the cars at other parks tend to feature. My only complaint would be the pretty drab colors the park chose to paint the cars, but that’s only a minor pet-peeve.

So how are lines for this great set of bumper cars? Well, its easily one of the park’s most popular attractions and it definitely shows, as it routinely sports the longest lines of any ride in the park, at a long 5-10 minutes, which is long for this park. This can be attributed to the fact that the park doesn’t operate more than 7-8 cars on this in addition to the incredibly long cycle the park implements on this. Still, the wait is definitely worth it.

Onto the ride itself and first off I must say how wonderfully the cars run. Despite their age, the cars still run pretty darn fast and hit surprisingly hard considering that York’s is more of a family park than a teen-destination. These two factors allow for some sweet collisions during the ride. Also, the cycle is simply unbelievable, as it lasts at least 5 minutes, but I’ve gotten ones that are slightly longer if by some chance there isn’t a wait. However, the ride does have one downside in the lack of cars, which leads to collisions being somewhat challenging to get into at times.

York’s is home to a special set of bumper cars that are easily one of my favorites thanks to how well-maintained the cars are along with the incredibly long cycle of at least 5 minutes. Really the only downside is the lack of cars, which leads to a slightly less enjoyable ride due to less mayhem occurring. Still, being one of the only adult attractions featured in this small park and one of the better sets of bumper cars I’ve ever been on, this is a must for any bumper car enthusiast or theme park lover during a trip to this small family park.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up dp399 on 5/14/2005 7:38:00 AM
juust another bumper car

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Achibabwa on 8/9/2003 12:05:00 AM
I wish there were more cars, 8 doesnt seem to be enough for their park, but I had an awesome time on them. I hate to say it, but I think the fact that there were so few cars, and a divider (which i usually hate) made it even better. Not to mention the fact that the ride op stopped the ride when my friends shades came off.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up mrceagle on 6/26/2003 6:44:00 AM
This is the only Bumper Car Ride I have ever enjoyed that has a center divider the Barberi cars move great and have a good amount of speed. well worth a ride or two.

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