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One of the oldest amusement ride designs was the "whip" style ride which dates back to the early amusements of Coney Island.  The basic design of two gears and a chain with cars attached has delighted millions of riders throughout the years.  The rides have been made a adult rides and children's rides, with various styles of ride vehicles.


     
The Wile E. Coyote Speedtrap was added to Bugs Bunny Land as part of the War On Lines, and it filled in what had been a dead spot where the Porky Pig Pipeline had been located.



The Speedtrap was a Zamperla Speedway ride, with the ride vehicles designed to look like cars.   The ride's backdrop was painted with a Looney Tunes themed southwestern landscape right out of a Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote cartoon.  The Roadrunner was included in the backdrop, driving one of the sports cars down a desert highway, along with one of Wile E. Coyote in hot pursuit, and included one of his birdseed traps at the side of the road.  
   
     
     
Technical Information
Manufacturer: Zamperla Rides - Boonton, NJ
Ride Model: Speedway 
Opening Date: April 2, 1999
Number of Cars: 8
Car Capacity: 2 children
Number of Guests per Cycle: 16 children
Approximate Capacity: 400 guests per hour
Direction of Travel: Counter clockwise
Minimum Passenger Height: 36 inches
Safety Restraint: Seatbelts
Ride Dimensions:
  Length 39 feet 4 inches
  Width 19 feet 8 inches
  Height 13 feet
Ride Weight: 14,995 pounds
 
     
     
The cars of the Speedtrap were designed to look like race cars, alternating with police cars chasing each other around the track.   The cars all featured large Goodyear tires completing the sports car look.

The ride looked very temporary set on a platform surrounded by a simple pipe fence.   The same fence materials were also used to create a small queue for the ride.

The Speedtrap was in a highly visible location to guests who were entering and leaving through the Season Pass Entrance which was adjacent to the ride.   The ride was located on a back pathway that wasn't visible from most of Bugs Bunny Land, and often the ride was closed for lack of staffing.

Speedtrap was removed from the park at the end of the 2004 season to make way for construction of The Golden Kingdom.   The ride's former location in Bugs Bunny Land is now home to the Jungleland Express station.



The ride was relocated to The Great Escape for the 2005 season as part of the creation of Looney Tunes National Park.   the ride was re-themed with the cars and backdrop being repainted in bright colors.   The ride was named Speedy Gonzales' Camp Town Racers where it continues to run today.   

   
   
   
     
Click the placard below to watch video of the
Wile E. Coyote Speedtrap
Now operating as Speedy Gonzales Camp Town Racers
At The Great Escape, Lake George, New York