Wild Mouse Coasters

Tuesday, June 18, 2002 5:51 AM

I might be slow on this but wanted to ask anyway - are almost all Wild Mouse Coasters laid out the same? I was just over at RCDB.com and was looking at a new coaster at Disney this year that has the exact same layout of Exterminator at Kennywood (up the hill, back and forth halfway back thru the superstructure, two large hills, twists to rotate the cars, bumps and into the station), which is the same as a few other steel wild mice that I've seen. Is this cloning as popular as it seems, is there a design reason that no other layout has either gotten as popular or gotten approval as a safe design?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 6:20 AM
For the most part, Wild Mouse is a catalog ride. They were origianally built for the touring trade, so there was little if any variation in the design.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 7:25 AM
I beleive richochet (spelling?) at PKD is a custum design.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 7:31 AM
That one is different, but it doesn't have spinning cars - I'm talking about Wild Mice with spinning cars
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 8:10 AM

B&M ROCKS said:
I beleive richochet (spelling?) at PKD is a custum design.


Richochet is a clone of the Fly

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 8:28 AM
I have only ridden one steel wild mouse, Maliboomer @ DCA. But it seems that each company that makes mice only has one or two layouts for their mice. But each companies varry from each others. I would suspect that they could be altered somewhat for the parks taste (with or without a large drop).
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 9:24 AM

Incidentalist said:
I have only ridden one steel wild mouse, Maliboomer @ DCA. But it seems that each company that makes mice only has one or two layouts for their mice. But each companies varry from each others. I would suspect that they could be altered somewhat for the parks taste (with or without a large drop).

You mean Mulholland Madness.. right???

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 9:52 AM
Oops! Yeah, you're right. Maliboomer is their S&S space shot. Now I remember. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 10:39 AM
I assume that PittDesigner is talking about the Primeval Whirl at Disney's Animal Kingdom. If that is the case, yes it is an identical layout to Kennywood's Exterminator. This is because both the same Reverchon Spinning Mouse coaster, just with different theming. So it is very possible that all the other spinning mouse coasters PittDesigner has been on are clones built by Reverchon.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 10:47 AM
Yup probably. Guess I need more exposure ... guess thats why I'm at work right now!
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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 8:50 PM

Mad Mouse at Fuji-Q Highlands has a much more interesting layout than the traditional mouses. It starts with a few good drops which leads to the tight turns. It`s a lot longer than most too, and for some reason only has two-person cars.

The spinning mice are the best, though. Different rides every time!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 9:36 PM
There are only a few spinning mouse coasters out there. But even those have pretty much the same layout as the vast majority of mice coasters out there: lift hill, several sharp back and forth switchbacks, followed after that by a a few drops (though I've seen several that don't have the "big" drop after the switchbacks)

Of the several different ones I've been on, DCA's Mullholland Madness is far and away the best one. Fastest, no brakes touching the cars at all through the course, no roughness or "bottoming out" even though it's got lots of lats, and probably the most efficient staff I've ever seen work a coaster. Honestly I think they must run 8 or 9 cars on this coaster with them never stopping in the loading area- even when they add a special lap bar add on for kids. Just incredible to watch- poetry in motion.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 7:36 AM
It's time for a super wild mouse. Taller climb, hairpin curves, some drops, another set of hairpin curves, then drops and bunny hops.
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 9:03 AM
There's 2 models of spinning mouse coaster as on the Reverchon website, a travelling and park version.

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