Look at Laser now!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:52 PM

http://www.guenter-engelhardt.de/entertainment/en/sale/second-hand-...ermany.php

At least I think it might be the former Laser roller coaster from Dorney Park. Any one know?

Check out those trains.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:55 PM
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:01 PM

From RCDB: 'The Laser was purchased by German showman Meyer and Rosenzweig who together operate the "Steiger Achterbahn" company. The roller coaster is now called "Teststrecke", or in English "Testtrack"."

A little hard to read the signage from the picture on your link, but it *might* say "Teststrecke."

edited to ntoe: The trains.....yummy! :~)

Last edited by rollergator, Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:02 PM
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:33 PM

The sign definitely says "Teststrecke"

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:50 PM

Grrrr...*insert muttering, cursing, scowling, and obscene hand gestures here*

There are some rare occasions where I hate Cedar Fair. Lazer for Stinger? I'd like to throw something at the CEO.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:58 PM

Those are sweet looking trains. Wonder where they came from?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:17 PM

They were new trains designed to look like race cars (hence the name Teststrecke) and are from Zierer.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:29 PM

bunky666 said:
Grrrr...*insert muttering, cursing, scowling, and obscene hand gestures here*

There are some rare occasions where I hate Cedar Fair. Lazer for Stinger? I'd like to throw something at the CEO.

Laser was a ride I rarely skipped on a trip to Dorney unless it was closed or had a long line because of the slow ride cycle time. I really miss it and its replacement is horrible. I still don't know what Cedar Fair was thinking with Stinger as a replacement. Besides the fact it is rough, they said the problems of it breaking down were fixed and I'm hesitant to ride at all know since I don't feel like getting stuck for 90+ minutes

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:06 PM

^^ and those seats are extremely scary to picture being stuck on as well. I'm afraid of heights and would rather get stuck on Dominator than facing forward on Stinger for two hours. Yuck.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:46 PM

RCMAC said:

They were new trains designed to look like race cars (hence the name Teststrecke) and are from Zierer.

I thought they looked vaguely familiar....Crossbow (at Bowcraft) trains had a pretty similar look to them.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:52 PM

C'mon Powerball! I need something to blow my winnings on. This looks like a great start.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:58 PM

Oh Laser, how I miss you. :(

I never skipped a ride on Laser no matter how many hundreds of times I have been to Dorney. I always had a smile on my face after riding.

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Friday, March 22, 2013 10:33 AM

Who can forget the lifetime it took to get up the lift hill??
I have scorpion at bg which I believe is similar (if not the same) as lazer?

Jo
3105 Raptor rides
1415 Montu rides
720 Dragon rides (each)

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Friday, March 22, 2013 11:47 AM

The new trains do look nice, but are not as comfortable as the Schwarzkopf originals. Nice find BTW - I had no idea Teststrecke was for sale. The few times I've seen it it has been doing a roaring trade...

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Friday, March 22, 2013 1:29 PM

RaptorJo - Laser had a double-loop. Seems the "Doppel Looping" models were way more often fair-circuit rides....we just got lucky to have one permanently installed in a park.

Scorpion is a "SilverArrow" single-loop model more similar to Viper from SFAW or Silver Bullet from Frontier City...those also had one inversion, but were the more common "Looping Star" models.

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