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.
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.
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...
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
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***
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.
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.
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. ;)
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***