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?
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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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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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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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.
Sometimes it's up. Sometimes it's down.
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*** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 6/20/2002. ***
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