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Don’t Wipe Tulsa Off This Map

Map of all Von Roll skyrides still in the USA Tulsa’s classic Von Roll skyride stands alone in a vast central region of the United States. This map clearly highlights what a unique feature the Tulsa Skyride is for Tulsa and Oklahoma. The nearest neighboring Von Roll skyride is to the north at the Minnesota […]

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Tulsa Skyride Cannot Be Relocated in the USA

To run again anywhere in the United States, the Tulsa Skyride has to run right where it is. Relocation is not an option, except to another country. Relocating a ropeway is considered to be a new installation. All new installations must comply with the current codes and standards that regulate ropeways in the United States. […]

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Tulsa Skyride History Video

Scott Martin is working with the Bell family to make a documentary on the Bell’s Amusement Park story. The upcoming documentary is named Paving Paradise. As part of his work on the documentary, Scott has put together this video about the history of the Tulsa Skyride. The video includes historic footage, including skyride construction scenes, […]

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$450,000 Tulsa Skyride Renovation Completed in 2019

The heavy lifting is now done.  Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent on a major five-year overhaul of the entire skyride system.  This comprehensive skyride renovation was completed in 2019, the last year that the skyride operated. $450,000 were spent from 2015 through 2019 for the renovation which included a major overhaul of the […]

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As Long as the Skyride Is Still Standing a Solution Can Be Found

Published: 2022/05/13Last Modified: 2022/05/19 for clarification. In the post below, this sentence:The previous operator maintains a good relationship with the county officials and Expo Square.was replaced with this sentence to add clarity:The previous operator, Don McClure of DMC Tulsa LLC, maintains a good relationship with the county officials and Expo Square. First, do no harm. […]

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TulsaSkyride.org Dedication: Steve Shelton

This site is dedicated with respect and gratitude in memory of Steve Shelton. Steve Shelton was Mr. Tulsa Skyride.  We didn’t call him that.  But he was definitely Mr. Tulsa Skyride. The Tulsa Skyride was the pride and joy of his career.  He started out working at Bell’s Amusement Park as a teenager. Over the […]

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After a City Loses its Skyride

How long does it take a city to heal from the loss of its beloved skyride? It takes a long time. Just ask the people of San Antonio. In San Antonio’s beautiful Brackenridge Park in 1964, a brand-new Von Roll skyride opened. The skyride operated between the San Antonio Zoo and the Japanese Sunken Garden, […]

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Welcome to the Tulsa Skyride

NOTE: This was originally just a test post. The content below was added on 2021/10/02. I created this website to promote the Tulsa Skyride with the following objectives: increase awareness of the skyride increase appreciation of the skyride educate people about the skyride show the beauty of the skyride share a sense of the skyride’s […]