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 appeal and the uniqueness of the skyride experience
At the request of other friends of the skyride, the site is also being used to advocate for the preservation of the skyride because we are at risk of losing it forever. Because of the urgency, the site essentially has been written online as an ongoing first draft. Even today, the initial content is not fully complete and edited. But there is now content on every page worth seeing.
It would be a significant loss to have this beautiful and beautifully-renovated skyride taken away. This Swiss Skyride, of the same type first brought to the United States by Walt Disney, is one of only ten installations of this kind remaining in the United States.
The skyride is NOT just another midway ride. It’s much bigger than that. It’s historic. It’s a Tulsa tradition. It’s a family favorite.
A lot of people, understandably, may take the skyride for granted. It’s not at the center of their attention, even though they may be fans of the skyride. It’s easy for people to think that the skyride will always be there.
And the skyride always has been there since 1965. Let’s give it the support and spotlight that it deserves so that Oklahomans and visitors from all over can continue to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience for years and years to come.
Please be sure to sign the online petition to help save the Tulsa Skyride!