In 1986, the leisure industry noticed the advantages of our experience in heavy lifting techniques, which resulted in the supply of various powerful amusement park rides such as:
- Earthquake motion simulator for leisure park Big Bang Schtroumpf in France;
New York Wheel project for which Huisman supplied the hub and spindle, A-frames, drive towers and rigid spokes for build-up to client Mammoet.
In 2016, Meyer Werft shipyard asked us to realise a unique experience for their client; a 90 degree view from a gondola on cruise ship Odyssey of the Seas. The spectacular Sky Shuttle attraction is called The North Star and has an arm of approximately 41 meters long. When luffing up, the North Star can be lifted up to 80 degrees which means the gondola can be up to 90 meters above the waterline. The gondola can accommodate 15 passengers plus an operator.
Besides the delivery of this attraction in 2021, Huisman delivered another Sky Shuttle in 2019, both in cooperation with Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.
- 2019 Sky Shuttle: arm length 40m, max. height 50m, capacity 110 persons on platform, 1,500 persons per hour