One thing interesting about that ride is that they had to paint some of it it blue due to a strange height law in Denmark... It looks interesting though. I've heard it was a bit shakey at first but that it gives a nice ride now. I believe it also uses a magnetic braking system. It would be nice to see some of those crazy gerstlauer coasters in the United States.
Yeah, I know its a relatively new company-but I've always wondered if they aren't built in the USA due to a building violation of some sort. I'm not sure what kind of restrictions we have on building coasters here in the States-I've only known of certain height limits..and the necessary building permits. Are there any other restrictions?
Is more than vertical really all that great?? Besides how much of a difference does 5 degrees make. It look more like eye candy, to me. Your only more than vertical for a second really. I mean granted, awsome coaster but im gonna be impressed when it goes like 100 degree drop.........now im sure that would make a difference..........oh yeah and more then 5 ft of the 100 degree.
Have you ever ridden X? Ultra-Twister perhaps? You feel it...for sure, and even if it is on a small scale, you'd be surprised at the impact it has. I'm not a fan of ultra-twister at all, but the only thing that coaster has going for it is it's 90 degree drop. (even if it only last for a second). The drop isn't what completely does it for me about this coaster though.....its the entire layout. Not only does it have a more than 90 degree first drop, it has a an overbanked curve, a loop..and some solid positive G turns. Typhoon itself has some crazy inline twists to boot.
I just get really stoked on the fact that they've created a completely impressive, intense coaster on such a small scale. It really goes to show that through inovation and creative thinking, a ride can as completely thrilling as its 150+ ft counterparts. I mean, to me-we're looking at a completely new breed of coaster here...
Sean Flaharty said: This coaster was originally going to be installed at a US park for 2003 but the park decided to install a Vekoma SLC for 2004 instead.
Vild Svinet is a custom design for BonBon Land. They thought that the original design which is now going to Belgium was to "loopy" for their target audience. So I would be very surprised that this version was going to a different park.
I can only recommend to read the other articles that can be found Seans link. The site covers the "birth" of the new Gerstlauer coaster from conception to construction, even including the TAERing down of the former "Looping Star" on the future location.
With rides like this, Maurer-Sohne's and Gerstlauer's spinning coasters, Reverchon's Crazy Mouse and S&S's Screamin' Squirrel, I would be so happy if Six Flags decided to add rides like these to the parks during the next five years instead of loads of Intamins and B&Ms.
Don't get me wrong- I love their coasters, but how cool would it be to see the local park get two of those coasters and a couple of flats in place of a B&M floorless or Intamin Impulse? All of those coasters are probably cheap enough where SF could add one to every park they own and still spend less than they would have by building 4 or 5 coasters by a couple of Swiss firms!
So I would be very surprised that this version was going to a different park.
Now that you mention it, I do remember hearing something about Bon Bon land getting a custom version, yet, there was one US park that did show substantial interest in getting a version of it. That was probably the more recent version.
Cameraman said: they had to paint some of it it blue due to a strange height law in Denmark...
Well that explains the fugly color scheme. What's the height restriction, though... 30 feet?!?
Interesting and unique ride, for sure, but I doubt there would be a draw for this type of ride at major US parks - ones that already have a multi-looping sit-down, or inverted, or stand-up. Small parks, however, might be a different story.