* Classic * Lethal Weapon Pursuit / Movieworld Germany

Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:06 PM

The Lethal Weapon Pursuit was a rollercoaster build by Intamin.

It opened in 1996 in Warner Bros. Movie World Germany.

I was a twintrack multilooper, partly inside a building, containing special effects , some fire-effects.

After a cueline it started in a small movietheater where you saw scenes from the Lethal Weapon francise, after that you walked outside past a back alley with a policcar and some more theming, entering the main building one could choose for one track or the other, when both tracks where used then ussaly both trains started at the same time.

After a small lifthill the first " racing"-part followed and then in the " elevator"-building.. this was a 360-degree vertical loop inside a building, then the tracks seperated, to join each other again shortly before the 2nd lifthill, both track made a 180dgree right turn and dived in a straight line into the building a small airtime moment and just before exciting the building a car was launched from the left with some fire/explosion effect... then both track went into the barrelroll... they rolled to each other.

Too bad that most / all the effects got broken / removed also after Warner Bros. stopped exploiting the park they had the name changed to Cop Car Chase and the storyline was gone. It was a nice coaster to ride, not too big but special since it was one of a kind, after many years of many problems with the ride it got closed down in 2006.

Luckely I alrade had video footage of it.

onride in the righttrack

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:53 PM

Hey, Pieter! What a surprise!

Everyone, may I introduce my friend Pieter from Germany (via the Netherlands). He's the fellow I met as a single rider one morning on Wodan Timbur Coaster at Europa. We hit it off and spent the balance of my second day there riding and bier drinking. He's a great guy, was a great host, showed me around, and as a German enthusiast had a wealth of information about the park- past, present, and future.
I believe he's the one you might hit up with any questions regarding European parks and rides.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 6:38 AM
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Welcome Pieter.

I remember the ride being fun but the trains were very cramped!


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 4:51 PM

RCMAC said:

Hey, Pieter! What a surprise!

Everyone, may I introduce my friend Pieter from Germany (via the Netherlands).

Thanks

Rick_UK said:

Welcome Pieter.

Thanks

Rick_UK said:

I remember the ride being fun but the trains were very cramped!

Yes indeed, the indiana Jones ride in Disney Paris has also that problem.

RCMAC said:

riding and bier drinking.

Weizenbier ! = super !

RCMAC said:

He's a great guy, was a great host, showed me around, and as a German enthusiast had a wealth of information about the park- past, present, and future.

I believe he's the one you might hit up with any questions regarding European parks and rides.

Thank you for those kind words, it was nice meeting a fellow rollercoaster / themepark enthusiast.

Did you post your photos here? btw I emailed you something that is not writen on this board sofar

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Friday, July 21, 2017 11:23 PM

Nice footage Pieter! Nice to meet you and your video is quite interesting.

Lethal Weapon Pursuit is one of my regret as a coaster enthusiast as I had a chance to ride it in 2001, but passed sadly. I noticed in your video the fire effect at the end did not work. Do you remember when you shot the video?


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Saturday, July 22, 2017 3:47 AM

Thanks.

I am not 100% sure but most likely I made the video in 2005.

I have been a regular visitor at that park from 2000, and most of the time the effect didn't work.

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