State inspectors recently gave the green light to open the prototype flat ride, which was originally scheduled to make its debut at the seaside amusement park in mid-December, officials said.
The jaw-dropping ride, which I've eagerly anticipated for months, will simulate a looping roller-coaster experience over an undulating Himalayan-style track.
Sitting two abreast in roller coaster-style seats, riders control the forward and backward direction of a spinning car as it rotates around a circular course. The ride's potent "twin-spin" effect means that the nauseous need not apply.
Ride manufacturer Chance Morgan last year installed the first of these rides, known as a Unicoaster, at Nickelodeon Universe in the Minneapolis Mall of America.
At Belmont Park, Octotron takes over the location previously occupied by the Tilt-A-Whirl, which replaces the departing Chaos ride.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times