U.S. To get its first Maurer Söhne X-Car-Coaster

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 4:48 PM
Here it is.

Finally were getting one.

http://www.rcdb.com/document186.htm

What do yall think?

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 4:53 PM
I think that I am going to Magic Springs.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 5:12 PM
Was about to post this myself... Nice catch Colin!

Personally, I was hoping that the first X-coaster over here would be more like the one they have at ... shoot, is it Thorpe? Anyway... looks like there is reason to go to Arkansas now! *** Edited 9/20/2005 9:13:28 PM UTC by escher26***

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 5:19 PM
Ahhh to go to Magic Springs...
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 5:21 PM
Nice to see the park expanding but I wish they would have gone for the expanded model. This is a best-case capacity of 500 people per hour but I'd be willing to bet it is MUCH fewer than that.

Prepare for long lines!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 5:24 PM
So this is a shuttle coaster, then? Am I reading this right?
Sounds cool, but won't it have terrrible capacity?
What am I missing?
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 5:30 PM
Nope...its a full-circuit coaster. The single 2-car trains goes up the lift, thru the inversion, returns to and thru the station, rolls back and forth up the "spikes", then does it all over again.

Chick here for a picture of the prototype, which is same model Magic Springs is getting.

*** Edited 9/20/2005 10:06:41 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 5:32 PM
I would want to go to that park to check out there Suposedly have the first SLC to

"Feature a redesigned wheel assembly designed to give a more comfortable ride." (Taken from RCDB)

Wonder how much a difference it makes.

I wonder if its the Hang, without the bang...haha...I crack my self up...JK!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 5:39 PM
moosh...
you mean the 2-car, 12 person train, right?

Anyway, looking at the proto it's mighty generous to not call it a shuttle. It's just a step up from "Ring of Fire" or whatever that looping ride at every carnival is called.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 6:09 PM
yes...thanks, I've corrected it.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 6:23 PM

Mamoosh said:
Nice to see the park expanding but I wish they would have gone for the expanded model.

I agree, while it does look fun, the new one in Spain does look a little more interesting.

http://www.rcdb.com/ig3185.htm?picture=3

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 6:30 PM
*nods* Agreed PT300 The one in spain pushes the concept further which I like. I dont know about you guys, but I need a ride with substance. These one-trick wonders don't do it for me. (I've never ridden one of these X-car-coasters though so I can't speak for ride experience) But that one in spain looks far more interesting and substantial of a ride experience than the one Arkansas is getting.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 6:39 PM
I think they could have spent that 4 mil on something much better. I'm not too up-to-date on wooden coaster prices these days, but can't you still get a good-sized wooden coaster for about that price?
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 6:44 PM
The only problem I can forsee is that since it does have a lift, obviously, that means it can stop anywhere up that incline... including that near inverted part of the track. Just seems to have bad news written all over. I wish Hot Springs the best of luck.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:00 PM
Why is that bad news?
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:03 PM
The capacity on this ride, at this park, probably will not be too much of a problem - except maybe a couple days a year. We went to Magic Springs the last week in July this year, on a Sunday, and had a really good time....no lines for anything....except for the few slides in the waterpark.

There are a few things we (family and friends) thought that the park needed to make it a "must do" every season: a river rapids ride and more slides in the water park. We thought that the coaster lineup was decent considering you have a fun woody, the SLC, mine coaster, mouse, and kiddy coaster.

I know the park wanted more attractions that are "billboards" to people driving by - I guess this will fill that need as well as be the new "record breaking" attraction.

The topography of the park is perfect for an absolute crazy terrain woody - so maybe one day, hopefully soon.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:14 PM
Moosh-

Would you like to on that car when the ride breaks down with the car at the top arch of the lift? I'd imagine it would become quite painful after just a minute or so.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:15 PM
Wow, says there's 7501 people on Coaster Buzz right now. Thats amazing.

Back on topic...

The park has a great set of coasters. Yes this is going to be ground breaking for Maurer Söhne X-Car-Coaster's in America, but come on, did it have to be a clone. Well I guess you could think of it as atleast we got one.

And It isn't supposed to be painful if you are in any possition in Maurer Söhne X-Cars. They have a state of the art design were you can be in any position and not experience any pain.

*** Edited 9/20/2005 11:16:50 PM UTC by Colin Fisher***

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:40 PM
The blood rushing to your head cannot be prevented by the restraint.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:45 PM
I just don't see this coaster justifying a trip down to the land of Wal-mart Home Office. I still say they should have built a GCII.
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