City officials from Stanton joined in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday to get the $2 million ride ready for the public. Members of the American Coaster Association were among those on hand to experience the attraction, made by the well-known German ride manufacturer Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GMBH. “Rewind Racers” is the first family shuttle coaster in North America.
The Rewind Racer travels up to 28 mph and is 40 feet in height. It will accommodate riders of all ages with a mere 39 inch height requirement when accompanied by an adult.
Adventure City is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the coaster shows its commitment to a fun future while keeping a community feel. The Ansdell family keeps the park operating and the cars were designed by Amber Ansdell, a student at Laguna College of Art Design and granddaughter to Yvonne Ansdell, who has seen the land transform from her mother's vision of Hobby City to her son Allan's vision of an amusement park.
The park is a do-able experience. It's not overwhelming and you don't have to feel the need to spend all day just to get your money's worth. Parking is free, there's plenty of shade and it's a well-landscaped inviting site.