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  • The Orbitron ride in Fantasyland.
    The Orbitron ride in Fantasyland. It was tucked in behind and below parts of the Mindbender.
  • The platform which held the Orbitron ride, and UFO Maze, as it exists today.
    The platform which held the Orbitron ride, and UFO Maze, as it exists today. As shown, it now holds a part of the Galaxy Orbiter track. Note the Orbitron ticket booth on the right, as well as the doorway which acted as the entrance when the UFO Maze was in production.

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  • The Orbitron in Fantasyland.
    The Orbitron in Fantasyland.
  • The Orbitron in Fantasyland, West Edmonton Mall.
    The Orbitron in Fantasyland, West Edmonton Mall.
  • A promotional image of Fantasyland, showing the Mindbender and the Orbitron.
    A promotional image of Fantasyland, showing the Mindbender and the Orbitron.

The Orbitron was a ride in Galaxyland, and Fantasyland, in West Edmonton Mall.

The ride was situated behind the Zipper, on a platform which also hosted the UFO Maze. The ride was manufactured by Zierer, and is known elsewhere in North America as the Witch's Dance. The ride could hold 48 passengers in 24 cars.

The ride has 12 ‘spokes’ which would extend from the center of the ride. Each ‘spoke’ would end with two cars which would rotate in a (vertical) circle. Each spoke would rotate its two cars in a (vertical) circle, while the entire ride would spin in a (horizontal) circle. 

The ride was replaced with the UFO Maze after it’s closure, before the space was removed completely to make room for the Galaxy Orbiter rollercoaster. The concrete pedestal and ticket booth both remain to this day.


Orbitron

Currently Active: No
Opening Year: 1985
Year Closed: 1995

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