Quassy retiring Mad Mouse, building Gravity Group coaster

Posted Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:12 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Mad Mouse is heading for its final run. Quassy Amusement Park's steel roller coaster, a fixture since the early 1980s, is being replaced as part of $5 million in renovations at the Middlebury park over the next three years, including the construction of a new wooden roller coaster.

Read more from The Hartford Courant.

See renderings of the new coaster from The Gravity Group.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:07 AM
rollergator's avatar

It's not exactly RF2, but this has been on the radar for quite some time. Very happy for Quassy and TGG... :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:29 AM

A 1200-foot roller coaster? That is ridiculously tiny.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:53 AM
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^I don't know, that sounds prety tall to me. ;)

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 12:14 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Agreed, Gator...this is exactly what Quassy needs to stay alive and competitive. It's perfect for its clientele.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 1:19 PM

SFNE Freak said:
A 1200-foot roller coaster? That is ridiculously tiny.

Eh, the Zierer Small Tivolis are 197ft :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009 1:29 PM
rollergator's avatar

For comparison's sake: I'm thinking that this will also be M&V, albeit a more exciting layout, but anyhow: http://www.rcdb.com/id2746.htm

Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:07 PM

Good for Quassy. Also lots of fun can be had in 1200 feet. The Tree Topper at Upper Clements Park in Nova Scotia is a good example of a shorter coaster that has a few excellent pops of airtime and lots of fun.

It's not the size that counts, but what you do with it. :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009 5:14 PM
john peck's avatar

After riding the Sky Princess (now known as "Kingdom Coaster") at Dutch Wonderland and having a blast on that, I am very excited to try this one out. CCI/GG build some very fun rides.. as long as they are properly maintained, and Quassy is great at that.

Friday, May 15, 2009 6:38 AM

Any Herschell Monster Mouses left after this one goes?

Friday, May 15, 2009 10:42 AM
rollergator's avatar

^Yes. Of the others - Puyallup's is the one I've ridden, but there's also one in Manitoba, and soon to be one in Montana of all places...


Last edited by rollergator, Friday, May 15, 2009 10:43 AM
Friday, May 15, 2009 3:58 PM

The train vendor was unanounced at the time of the press release the fact they did not go straight to PTC could mean they are considering timerliners that would be a suprise first coaster for the new train design but it looks posible although obviously not definite.


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