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Sunday, March 3, 2002 1:30 PM

So I was recently at Disney World and went to Animal Kingdom. They were testing one of the two new coasters at the park. They're called (i think) "prehestoric whirl" (or something like that) IT seems to be a wild mouse coaster with each car having the ability to spin around as it hits each corner...The test runs seemed ok, except the cars werent spinning?? ANyways just thought I'd share...

peace out

jc

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Sunday, March 3, 2002 7:07 PM
I think the cars spin to your desire like the Mad Tea Party cups. So, if you don't want to spin, you don't have it. If you want to spin out of control, you can. That simple. I think its "Primevil Whirl".

Hope you had fun! I would like to hear more details about your trips, so work on that for your next TR if you could and I think you'll get more response. This would probably have fared better on General Buzz.

Thanks!

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 9:29 AM
Koaster King, I believe Primeval Whirl are a clone of Exterminator at Kennywood, sans the rats and darkness. The spinning of the cars is activated by radio signal, not the riders themselves.
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Sunday, March 10, 2002 2:42 PM
"radio signal"? Now that's the funniest thing I've heard all day (well as least since hearing that The Zag got shafted to a 6 seed and Marquette to a 5 seed). Seriously though, there is a pin that holds the car steady. Somewhere along the course is a "thing" which knocks the pin out of place, allowing the car to rotate freely. The spinning is caused by a combination of weight imbalance and inertia.

I've *heard* that the KennyWood ops can actually trip the pin even before the car leaves the station, resulting in the car spining a little on the lift.
jeremy
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Sunday, March 10, 2002 3:35 PM

Hmmm, I may need to ask about that. :)

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Monday, March 11, 2002 11:54 AM
From the Discovery Channel's Wild Rides 2 "This state of the art design uses strategically placed sensors and trigger switches at various locations along the track to spin the car." This is in reference to Crazy Mouse at the defunct Dinosaur Beach in Wildwood, NJ. Crazy Mouse came before Exterminator and is a clone of Exterminator. I viewed the videotape and could see no pins on the track.
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The word "definitely" is definitely the most misspelled word on the buzz.

*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 3/11/2002. ***

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Monday, March 11, 2002 2:56 PM
Jeremy wasn't talking about pins on the track, but on the car. Even with a radio signal, SOMETHING in the car has to prevent it from spinning. At some point along the course, that "something" gets triggered to release, allowing the car to spin. This release probably IS a simple mechanical mechanism of some sort.

Of course, we DO have a member who'd know for sure. kpjp, are you reading this?


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