Does anyone have information on other Crazy Mouse coasters? Whish ones give a good ride and which ones are mild by comparison?
Beech Bend's spun pretty fast, if I remember correctly. The Ohio State Fair (Amusement of America) also has a decent Crazy Mouse, although I'm pretty sure it is starting to show its wear.
All are capable of delivering tame rides, unfortunately. So I can't say for instance that AoA's, CG's, MFI's, or DAK's are lame rides, only that I haven't gotten great rides on them. When these spin hard, they can be quite intense. Typically the "good rides" can be more intense for me than even the Gerstlauer or Maurer-Sohne models (except that one ride on THBS at SFFT, which was totally nuts).
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Galaxy Spin at Cypress Gardens is the same design and my daughter and I sat on the same side and got a few decent spins off of it.
For some reason when I visited Mt. Olympus, Opa was not spinning much at all.
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jwhoogs said:If there is just 2 in the car you have to sit on one side that's how you can get it spinning.
This *typically* works well on the Reverchons and similarly-designed spinners with 4-across seating. Matt and I tried it at DelGrosso's last month are got quite a tame ride...seems like there really is alot of variability from ride to ride, day to day, car to car...
The M-S and Gerstlauers seem to spin more if you unbalance the load by having both riders face the same direction of travel and leave the other end of the car empty... ;)
I've had good spins at Kennywood, but other times not so much. It sucks to wait in that long line and get a ride that's a dud.
On most rides of this type I think it all depends on how many per car, what the weight is, and the distribution.
Maurer Sohne spinners provide a completely different kind of ride experience. Instead of Tilt-A-Whirl type spinning, the spinning is used to create an unpredictable ride with the greatly banked turns and steep drops. You never know if you will take a drop forward, backward, or sideways.
The one that sticks out the most is the one at Beech Bend. It's usually on crack mode!
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They are each my favorite ride at each of those parks.
Steel Dragon at Waldameer had decent spin to it but offered a different experience as the car travels up and down a steeper grade of hill. *** Edited 7/28/2008 11:50:42 AM UTC by Nel***
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How about regular Wild Mouse coasters? I'm a huge fan of the Hersheypark ride, although Lagoon's coaster is my hands-down favorite. I'll also give a nod to Lakeside's Wild Chipmunk.
That being said, my best ride ever on a spinning wild mouse was on MFI's Crazy Mouse, surprisingly with four adults in the car. That thing spun like a Tilt-a-whirl on steroids. The worst ride was on the same model at the Myrtle Beach Grand Prix two weeks before they announced they were closing the park. The ride op actually had to kick the back of the car to get it to leave the station!
The most intense traditional wild mouse ride for me was on the Toboggan Nordique at La Ronde. The day I was there at least they ran the ride without any of the mid course brakes on. That thing was moving by the end of the ride.
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