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Amusement Management International DBA Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park
Industry Amusement park
Founded 1992
Headquarters Dallas, Texas
Key people
Alan Putter, Owner and Chief Executive Officer; Nick Bocksell, General Manager
Products Skycoaster (1992-), Skyscraper (2008-), Bungee Jump (1992-), Nothin But Net (1992-), Ejection Seat (Slingshot/Texas Blast Off) (1992-)

Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park is an amusement park in Dallas, Texas, with rides themed around freefall and simulated flying. Owned by Amusement Management International, Zero Gravity has been in operation since 1992.

Rides

The park currently operates five rides:

Bungee Jump
A seven story Bungee tower, with a permanent 7 story platform designed especially for bungee jumping
Skycoaster
A 110 foot high hang-gliding/flying simulator that reaches speeds up to 60 mph.
Ejection Seat (Texas Blast Off) - Rockets straight up 150 feet into the air, at a speed of zero to 70 mph in 1.2 seconds.
Nothin' But Net
Patrons freefall 100 feet into a net below from a 16-story tower.
Skyscraper
A towering propeller rotating at 60 mph, reaching 4G speed.

History

Alan Putter formed Amusement Management International in 1992 in Dallas, Texas. The initial company names was Fun Adventures Inc. After doing operations with the original Skycoaster in 1993, installed permanent Skycoasters in Dallas, next to the Malibu Speed Zone sit at I-35 and Walnut Hull, and in FIESTA Texas Theme park in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1992, the ejector seat ride of the Texas blastoff was installed. In 1999 AMI added two new rides to complement the Skycoaster: vertical accelerator and two Skyscrapers.

In 2000, AMI was selected to be the Skycoaster operator for Six Flags Over Texas and in 2001 became the exclusive US operator of the Adrenaline Drop, an unattached freefall experience. The park was acquired by Amusement Management International in 2003.

Coordinates: 32°53′06″N 96°54′04″W / 32.885°N 96.901°W / 32.885; -96.901

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