Look at Laser now!

Lord Gonchar's avatar

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.

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rollergator's avatar

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! :~)

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Lord Gonchar's avatar

The sign definitely says "Teststrecke"


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.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

kpjb's avatar

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


Hi

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

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

^^ 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.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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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.

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

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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.


LuvRaptor's avatar

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
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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...


rollergator's avatar

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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