Wieland Schwarzkopf questions

Wednesday, October 30, 2002 7:03 AM

After spending about an hour or so on the schwarzkopf.net sit, I was wondering a few things about the Wieland Schwarzkopf company that supposedly supplies parts and equipment to keep Schwarzkopf coasters running, as well as sells it own rides or brokers another company's rides.

1) The Schwarzkopf site lists and advertisement for Wieland Schwarzkopf that mentions new coasters for sale. Are these just brand-new versions of older Schwarzkopf models, or are they new designs? If so, does Wieland Schwarzkopf design his own coasters or have a designer on staff?

2) Are the new Wieland Schwarzkopf trains (the ones of Texas Tornado @ SFAW) more or less identical to the older ones, minus the restraints? Or do they just look the same and are actually of a completely new design?

3) Did Wieland Schwarzkopf supply the new trains on Dorney's Laser?

No one speaks too much of Wieland Schwarzkopf, so I was just wondering if someone knew.

Wednesday, October 30, 2002 7:46 AM
As far as the Tornado trains go, yeah they just took the old trains, painted them and installed new restraints. They weren't actually new trains. The new restraints were also a disaster, so... way to go Weiland!
Thursday, October 31, 2002 5:12 AM
the trains on dorney's laser are almost exactly like sooperdooperlooper's at hersheypark. that must mean that Wieland is using Anton's train designs OR laser's new trains are actually from a dismantled Swartzkopf (there are plenty of those.)
Thursday, October 31, 2002 9:42 AM
I thought that Dorney's new trains were brand new, not used or refurbished.
Friday, November 1, 2002 12:55 PM

Is this guy related to Anton Schwartzkopf? Because I was looking through some book and it said that he designed both the Laser and the Superdooperlooper, thus creating his nickname: The Superdooperlooper Man. But that's just me. What do I know?


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Friday, November 1, 2002 1:18 PM
I think it is his son.


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Saturday, November 2, 2002 3:55 PM
Wieland is Anton's son. A while after his father's firm closed he set up a company to supply parts for Schwarzkopf rides using the original blueprints and specifications. He uses the many of the same shops that supplied components for his father.

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