Carowinds Ricochet shaping up

Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2002 5:03 AM | Contributed by The Jet Coaster

Three new photos provided by Carowinds give us a sneak preview of Ricochet shaping up from inside the park.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2002 10:44 AM
Sorry about my post before, I didnt know other people got the pics and they were up already... anyways, it looks neat:)
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Tuesday, January 8, 2002 12:33 PM
Yeah, it is ok, i guess!
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Tuesday, January 8, 2002 12:40 PM
Are there other Mack mice that have those kind of supports (the columns)? To this point I guess I've only seen the "scafold" look from them.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2002 1:58 PM
Ya, Techinc Coaster at Legoland California uses them as seen here: http://www.twistedrails.com/legoland/tt-05.shtml  This is the first time I have seen them on a standard Mack mouse design though.  IMO they look better than the scafold look.  I really like the Ricochet colors, its looking good.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2002 3:15 PM
And here are those pillar style supports on the standard wild mouse layout:  http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery966.htm?Picture=2

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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 10:45 AM
Interesting note about the supports. They look very interesting. Any ideas if that helps to keep the strain down or what?

From my memory and a glance at RCDB, Hersheypark's mouse is a standard Mack mouse. This is supposed to be exactly the same as the Ricochet at Carowinds, but the supports are different, am I right? http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery539.htm?Picture=1

Jeff, what do you mean by "scafold?" Are Hersheypark's Wild Mouse's supports "scafold?" If so, I get what you're talking about.

And much thanks are directed to Carowinds PR for their photo submissions!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 1:51 PM
Anyone got any pics of the PKD version?
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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 2:40 PM
Columns are also on these "Wild Mice" by Mack:

Paramount Canada's Wonderland : Fly

Six Flags Holland : Flying Dutchman Gold Mine

Europa Park : Matterhorn-Blitz

Warner Bros. Movie World : Tom and Jerry's Mouse in the House

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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 2:44 PM
ooops...sorry...here's where you can see what has arrived for PKD...

Paramount's Kings Dominion

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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 5:49 PM
         The one at PKD looks like a little on the "kiddish" side....but I know that wild mouse coasters can sometimes be deceiving!
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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 6:11 PM
By "scafold" I mean like the one at BGW:

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/features/bgw/gallery/img.asp?img=bgw00wm3.jpg

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Thursday, January 10, 2002 2:02 AM
MI Trooper1: Those are old pictures. Nothing of the construction nor the finished product (if it's finished) has been posted up yet. I'll ask the PKD team about it.

Jeff: thanks for clearing the definition of "scafold."

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