Friday, December 5, 2003 12:27 PM
2 million for a wild mouse coaster?
Sounds like a decent deal, but I certainly hope that they are getting a BRAND NEW coaster and not a used one like the rumors suggested in earlier.
They officially mentioned that Quantum Loop is going to be replaced with this coaster... so another question arises... where will Quantum Loop go? Will it start to travel the circuit as a carnie ride (it is semi-portable)? Will it move into a near-by park that someone may have bought cheap? Or... will it suffer the same fate as many other classic rides & be melted down for scrap?
Friday, December 5, 2003 12:40 PM
DBII - the spinning coaster is new...it travelled the German Fair circuit, IIRC.
Friday, December 5, 2003 1:25 PM
Ask anyone who has ridden it, this is not a wild mouse coaster. So what if it is used? I think the price point on a MS Xtended 2000 comes in at about 2.5-3.5 new, so they got a decent price on it. Add in the fact that they are buying it from a family that knows how to take care of steel coasters better than most people on the planet and it is a win-win for Seabreeze all the way around. I would be surprised to see a US carnival buy QL as they would have to pay for racking and transports since the coaster racked on European trailers in its former life, which could easily tack on an additional $500,000 to $1,000,000 for the price. They could get a quicker and larger return on investment with the purchase of a Reverchon mouse, but I gues you never know.Adam
*** This post was edited by LONNOL 12/5/2003 3:57:51 PM ***
Friday, December 5, 2003 1:45 PM
It says it's $2 million to purchase and install which could also include the cost of removing Q-loop. Whatever it is I'm really happy to see it coming as Seabreeze is about 20 minutes from my house and is a great little park. I'm looking very forward to trying out the new ride. And while Q-loop was a good addition when they first installed it it won't be a great loss.
Friday, December 5, 2003 1:57 PM
After my visit to Seabreeze, I put Q-loop in the "one for the count" column. Glad I got there when I did to ride it? Yes. Because it was a "classic" and "Must ride"? Nope... like I said before, just "one for the count".
Friday, December 5, 2003 2:01 PM
Any word on where Q-Loop is going?
Friday, December 5, 2003 2:46 PM
I think I wrote it before:
There used to be two "early generation" MS 2000 spinners and the one for Seabreeze is one of them. The following versions have minute changes in track design and better supports (which is only important for mobile use).
So the ride experience might be a bit more "jolty" than on the "Spyder" which is the new generation.
But as LONNOL said, the former owners knew how to treat a ride. You can be lucky that you don´t recieve the other one by Mr. Schneider who really neglected the ride.
Friday, December 5, 2003 3:41 PM
these new mouse coasters are great puchases for smaller parks. they are much more affordable and pack your bang for your buck. Sea Breezes decision and Delgrossos decision to install them were very good indeed. they are smaller than a traditional coaster and fit in to a smaller foot print.... and they are big fun..
Friday, December 5, 2003 3:47 PM
Rob A.Q looper was very painful and hopefully will go the way of the Dragon Fire.( Scrap pile) ( although the D .F. was a really beautiful ride and was not as painful. I so wish it was still in the ground. Well its probably 10 feet under the ground in a Va.land fill, But all thats left of it, is the station for storage.
Friday, December 5, 2003 4:10 PM
I live about 10 min from the park i will stop by and see if i can take some dismantling/install pics i'll let you guys know by the enf of the weekend.
This is good news for the park, because they are still able to get "new rides" every once and a while.*** This post was edited by darienlakefan 12/5/2003 4:11:29 PM ***
Friday, December 5, 2003 4:12 PM
There had been early rumors around these parts that DelGrosso's was looking at Quantum Loop, but thankfully they turned out to be just rumors, as DelGrosso's is getting their own Reverchon.
Friday, December 5, 2003 5:47 PM
You know I was very excited to finally get on Q-Loop but it turned out to be nothing special in my view. The restrains were way too simple...come on single position shoulder restrains with hardly any padding, just sitting in the station wasn't very comfortable. I will say it was very nice one to look at with the lake is the backround and the bright yellow and clean white...and the photos I took prove that. I was glad to get a few rides but this is one of the rare ones that I don't constider a real lost. I do mind OE (esp since I didn't get my ride becuase it was closed the day I went), and Jack Rabbit, Hercules, and somewhat shockwave (GASM's better though). just my 2 cents
*** This post was edited by Alex Nagel 12/5/2003 11:58:29 PM ***
Friday, December 5, 2003 10:40 PM
Well I wouldn't mind seeing Q-loop at my home park.....
[song]It's a freaking perfect fit! It's a freaking perfect fit! It's a freaking,freaking,freaking,freaking,freaking perfect fit![/song]
Saturday, December 6, 2003 12:12 PM
When they say that there are only two in the US, do they mean spinning coasters only made by maurer sohne.
Saturday, December 6, 2003 2:26 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2003 4:20 PM
Quantum Loop should become a traveling coaster, since that's what it was made for in the first place.
Monday, December 8, 2003 8:23 AM
A quick update. I drove by the park sat. and I would guess about a little more than half of the Q-loop had been taken down. The lift, first drop and one loop as well as some lower track was gone. It was being loaded into shipping containers and not a scrap truck. So it looks like it's going somewhere.
Tuesday, December 9, 2003 3:44 AM
They traded the QL in towards the purchase price of the Mouse. If we are lucky, we will never see it anymore. Everyone sing 'South of the Border'........
Ride of Steel
Monday, June 28, 2004 8:17 PM
Quantum Loop was MUCH better than Jack Rabbit. That ride is forceless in boring, the Q had a great first drop and intense loops.