Reverchon and SFGAm

Monday, January 19, 2004 1:38 AM
In posting to SFGAm's Ragin Cajin, I am just wondering how many of you are wishing that they were getting a Maurer spinning coaster. I am sure a main reason was cost, and ultimately it comes down to what the park wants (obviously), but I am just wondering if anyone is a little disappointed by this announcement. Granted, I have never ridden either (considering I live 15 minutes from Animal Kingdom), yet by the looks of the pictures on the internet, the Maurer one looks like it has the possibility for more re-rides.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 2:31 AM
I'm sure the reason to purchase a Reverchon had little to do with cost and a lot to do with company relations and the ability to purchase a ride package.

-Nate

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Monday, January 19, 2004 2:46 AM
After seeing that it was a Reverchron I was really disappointed. From the models of reverchron I've seen their coasters look cheap and boring. I really would've liked to see a Maurer. I'm just wondering where they're going to put the coaster.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 4:04 AM
Reverchon spinning mice are anything but boring. Sure, the Maurer ones look more interesting, but the Reverchons are great fun.
-R
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Monday, January 19, 2004 6:20 AM
Well, Turbo, I haven't ridden the MS Spinners, but rest assured. the reverchon spinners are great, I rode (and re-rode) Exterminator many more times than I rode Phantom's Revenge during my visit to Kennywood in 2000.

Reverchon's gotta be doing _something_ right with their spinners, they have 25 in operation now with 2 more (including GAm's) being built right now. MS has 2 operational and 3 more being built...

That could be part of the answer too...perhaps MS did not have the capacity to build and install a 4th one this season...

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Monday, January 19, 2004 8:10 AM
If you haven't been on one then you have no reason to be disappointed. It's a different ride every time. I love the things.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 10:41 AM
isn't the spin on the reverchon controlled, similar (but notthe same system) of the cars spinning on X? I heard (don't remember where) that the car spin was controlled, and the maurer's aren't? just wondering, but like i said, I haven't ridden it, so I don't know, just going solely on appearance
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Monday, January 19, 2004 10:44 AM
The cars on the reverchon sppinning mouses spin freely.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 10:44 AM
Reverchon's spin freely...it is all based on weight distribution in the car in relation to the pivot point. I have been on Spinning mice (exterminator) that spun nearly as much as a teacup! ;)
Besides, how could you even begin to guess, just from appearance, that Revechon's spin was "pre-programmed"? *** Edited 1/19/2004 3:46:08 PM UTC by redman822***
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Monday, January 19, 2004 2:39 PM
Is the spinning throughout the whole ride or just parts of it for the Reverchon's?
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Monday, January 19, 2004 2:56 PM
IIRC, the only place they don't have the ability to spin is in the station (for obvious reasons).
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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:47 PM
Correct, but the majority of the Reverchon mice in operation spin only during the second half of the ride.

-Nate

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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 5:56 AM
Although I think all mouseys are fun, I love the Reverchon's the best. I couldn't be happier!

-Tina

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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:24 AM
Nate's got it. There's a catch that gets triggered as the car hits the second half of the course and allows the Reverchon mice to spin. I've never been on one with that catch released for the entire ride, but I'm told it's quite fun.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 3:56 PM
Besides, how could you even begin to guess, just from appearance, that Revechon's spin was "pre-programmed"? *** Edited 1/19/2004 3:46:08 PM UTC by redman822***

I meant the layout seems more fun of maurer.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 4:17 PM
Having been at No Coaster Con this weekend I think the real reason they went with the less-extreme Reverchon instead of the Mauer Sohne is that it appeals to a wider demographic and is more "family friendly."

Keep in mind the only "extreme" addition to the new Mardi Gras area is a Top Spin. The balloon ride and themed Rug-n-Tug are all family attractions. The Reverchon mouse fits perfectly.

mOOSH

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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 4:37 PM
FWIW, I've been on Top Spins that I considered fairly *family*....WoF's comes to mind, and ones that I thought of as *extreme*....like King Kahuna. A Top Spin, like most flats, can be "subdued" or "cranked up"....it's up to the park. ;)
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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 4:47 PM

Mamoosh said:
Having been at No Coaster Con this weekend I think the real reason they went with the less-extreme Reverchon instead of the Mauer Sohne is that it appeals to a wider demographic and is more "family friendly."

As I said above, I'm pretty sure the REAL reason behind the Reverchon mouse over others had to do with good relations between park and supplier, and the ability to purchase the mouse as part of a ride package.

-Nate *** Edited 1/20/2004 9:50:49 PM UTC by coasterdude318***

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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 4:52 PM
Point well taken, Nate.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 4:58 PM
Turbo, you stated, and this is a quote from your post,


...isn't the spin on the reverchon controlled, similar (but notthe same system) of the cars spinning on X? I heard (don't remember where) that the car spin was controlled,...

That left no space interpretation misunderstandings....

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