Quite often children's rides are scaled down versions of adult rides, with the ride simply miniaturized to suit smaller riders and reducing the thrill level. Himalaya style rides are found in parks and fairs throughout the world, and the smaller kid-sized versions of these rides are also very popular.

The Wile E. Coyote Canyon Blaster is a "Mini-Himalaya" ride designed by Venture Rides Manufacturing. This pint-sized attraction was installed as part of the Bugs Bunny National Park area.

Mini-Himalaya rides are generally themed as alpine sleighs, but the Canyon Blaster was retrofitted with cartoon style rocket sled panels and the ride's backdrop was painted with a southwestern scene right out of the Roadrunner cartoons.
Technical Specifications
Manufacturer: Venture Ride Manufacturing
Ride Model: Mini Himalaya
Required Space: 50 feet x 40 feet
Capacity: 14 cars x 2 riders per car
Power Source: Electric Motor
Click Below to View a Video of Wile E. Coyote Canyon Blaster

The center of the Canyon Blaster features a canvas bulls-eye with a cartoon style rocket on the center point. One of the great details often missed by guests is the splat mark in the shape of Wile E. Coyote on the target, which is easier to spot from the Skyride as it passes over the ride. Atop one of the rock spires that are part of the backdrop, a fiberglass Roadrunner figure looks down on the scene like he was responsible for the Coyote's fall, just like in the cartoons.
Like all the rides of Bugs Bunny National Park, the Canyon Blaster was designed so that parents could ride alongside their children, making it a family favorite ever since it opened in the spring of 2006.