Wild Mouse Rides?

Friday, June 22, 2001 3:53 AM
How come so many Wild Mouse rides have a diferent feel to them despite having similar if not identical layouts?

I really liked the one at Hershey Park, but the one at BGW was terrible!

I know it's got something to do with braking, as BGW's Mouse came to an almost complete stop at several points during the ride. Does braking depend on the weight in the vehicle, number of vehicles in operation, or is it down to the park spoiling the ride?

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Parks done 2001: BPB, PKI, SFWOA, CP, KW, HP, DP, Knoebels, AL, SFGAdv, SFNE, SFA, LC, Moreys Pier, PKD, BGW.
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Friday, June 22, 2001 5:09 AM
Hmmm...same manufacturer (Mack) for the "mice" you mentioned...must be a park decision.
Nice to hear Hershey's is good, I will be there next week. I will try it this time (I didn't ride it two years ago). I actually fear those mouse rides more than any other coaster, believe it or not. I thought the Dorney one was good (this year).
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Friday, June 22, 2001 12:05 PM
I've been on an Arrow (Michigan's Adventure), Mack (Hershey), and Maurer Sohne. Interestingly enough, I liked the Arrow mouse the best. I found the Mack and Maurer Sohne to be right on par with each other.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Friday, June 22, 2001 12:23 PM
Yesterday was my first time on a mad mouse coaster. It was Psycho Mouse at PGA, it was great! After the inital speed drop it was jamm'n! Unfortunatly around the seconed turn was a brake, this caused the car to almost crawl through the rest of the turns until the drop. Next time i go in wanna see if the brakes activate on the same turn. The ride had many brakes but like i said only the one actually kick in.
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Friday, June 22, 2001 12:29 PM
Yah...the PGA mouse is actually better than the Technicoaster at Legoland.

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Forget about it. It can't be THAT bad!
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Friday, June 22, 2001 12:38 PM

Are you kidding me, I loved BGW Mouse Coaster. It was awesome! The brakes at the end did stop very forcfully, but it was great!
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Friday, June 22, 2001 12:46 PM

RCTfan said:
"Are you kidding me, I loved BGW Mouse Coaster."


I feel the same way! I think it is cool how when your going up the lift you hear "Please keep all hands and arms inside the vehicle". They also say something at the end like "Please prepare for this vehicle to come to a sudden stop" or it says something like that. If you have some time to kill while @ BGW go to the exit ramp of the Wilde Maus and listen to what the kids say...."Holy @#$%, I am never going on that again!" oe "I thought this was a @#&^%(* kiddie ride!!!".
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 11:32 AM
I personally prefer the Maurer & Sohne Wild Mouse Coasters, due to the comfortable carriers and the theater style seating. Even though Maurer & Sohne Wild Mouse Coasters literally "BLOW," lol, the one at Lagoon is fun to operate.

Dragon-Mouse Crew 2000
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We Turn Dreams Into Reality - RidgeStone Amusement
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 12:14 PM
My favorite mouse is Reverchon's Crazy Mouse, which provided me with one of the best times I ever had on a steel coaster... that thing is just so much fun!

Hershey's Wild Mouse, a Mack version, was incredibly intense, it definitely was more intense than it looked. Dorney's Mouse (a Maurer Sohne) wasn't nearly as good, although I can't say that it was bad, either.
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 2:59 PM
Dorney's mouse is the only mouse that I have ridden, and I enjoyed it. If any mouses are better than that, they can fit in my backyard, right?

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Dorney Park is da bomb!
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 3:35 PM
You know what? I'm honestly an idiot sometimes. I totally forgot about Reverchon's spinning mouse ride, more specifically, Kennywood's Exterminator, which I've been on. It blows all the other mouse rides away. ;)

I guess it's kind of hard for me to think of it as a normal mouse ride, since it's indoor, themed, and spins. Almost more of a dark ride than a coaster.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 3:43 PM
I found Hershey's to be MUCH more intense and fast than Wilde Maus @ BGW as well.
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 5:48 PM
I have only been on two and they wer great the mild mouse at Hershey and The Exterminator at Kennywood
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Thursday, June 28, 2001 1:54 AM
Please see my post in Small Coasters that Pack the Biggest Punch.


Here's a great (if scholarly) Wild Mouse site
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/v/a/vac3/wdm.html
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Thursday, June 28, 2001 7:19 AM
Regarding the braking....

The parks regulate the brakes. Maintenance calibrates the brakes on Wild Mouse (HP) every single day before it opens. Some guys will make the brakes harder than other guys might. It's actually sort of funny.
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Thursday, June 28, 2001 7:27 AM
My favorite has to be Wild Cat @ CP Its really smooth execpt for the brakes at the end. once the brakes hit you after the hill then you regain your speed again on the curves.
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