WOF/Camp Snoopy spinning coasters

Thursday, March 25, 2004 2:50 PM
Over at thrillride.com, there are some pretty good shots of Timberland Twister, the new Gerstlauer spinning coaster at Knott's Camp Snoopy. The ride looks awesome, especially one section that features this insane-looking downward spiral. Is Worlds of Fun getting the exact same ride, or was the Camp Snoopy version designed specifically for that park, which obviously has some space limitations?
Thursday, March 25, 2004 2:53 PM
I may be wrong [once I thought I was wrong but was mistaken] but I believe the WoF coaster is identical.


Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:16 PM
Yep, it's identical. We put some shots up at coastergallery.com too. It's an AWESOME ride :)
Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:19 PM
Weird....I was under the mis-impression that Spinning DragonS (note emphasis) meant that the WoF version was racing and/or dueling. I guess each CAR is referred to as a Dragon, hence the plural is for each car....

These rides look like FUN....gonna be BIG hits...:)

Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:21 PM
Aside from custom tweaking for each site they're the same. Check out the latest issue of AT for a diagram in Gerstlauer's ad.




Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:24 PM
Gator, you doof :)

I always thought they were different, especially since Camp Snoopy has all those interferences. Guess I wasn't looking hard enough at the pix.

Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:24 PM


Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:27 PM

Can they really be sleeper hits when everyone is aware of how great they are already?

Enquiring minds want to know!

Joe, thinks Mummy will own all

Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:37 PM
Joe - Yes.

mOOSH [thinks Mummy will be fun but more dark ride than coaster]

Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:43 PM
I thought that the Maurer-Sohne (sp?) spinning coasters looked cool, but these are even cooler! I like the fact that the riders face each other.

I agree, mOOSH... S.H.O.T.S.!

Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:53 PM
Gerstlauer seriously is the next B&M. I'm not even kidding a little bit.

The cars are ridiculously tight in that video. At least two of them that are now loose enough to make me giggle like a ninny.

But the restraints are my biggest complaint. They're comfortable, they're safe--but because they restrain you by the thighs, you aren't gonna get much air.

And just look at their other models: Vertical drops, circular loops, zero-G rolls and no Vekoma vibration for maybe half B&M's price? Just watch how many G-coasters SF orders next year.

*** Edited 3/25/2004 8:54:12 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:55 PM
Man, that thing looks like a hoot! Am I correct in recalling that this is what SFGAm is adding, too?

If so, CBuzzCon went from "pretty sure" to "absolutely". *** Edited 3/25/2004 8:56:14 PM UTC by Brian Noble***

Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:58 PM
Nope, SFGAm is getting a standard [Reverchon?] spinning mouse.
Thursday, March 25, 2004 4:00 PM
Well, better than a sharp stick in the eye.
Thursday, March 25, 2004 5:01 PM
Nothing wrong with a Crazy Mouse. I'll take one of them over a number of larger steel coasters anyday.
Thursday, March 25, 2004 5:11 PM

mOOSH [thinks Mummy will be fun but more dark ride than coaster]

I agree, especially our version in the much smaller former ET building. Not a whole lot of room for any significant sized drops.

jomo (who's hoping for one of these sweet looking G-Spinners at SFMW someday!).

Thursday, March 25, 2004 7:38 PM
Yep, the two are exactly the same. Compare the photos at coastergallery.com (TT) to the ones at midwestinfoguide.com (SD) and you will see the similarities. Though with SD being outside, it LOOKS bigger.


Thursday, March 25, 2004 9:23 PM
All I can say is who cares about Camp Snoopy. SFGA is getting a new spinning wild mouse. Another coaster for SFGA. If we keep this up we may some day catch up to CP and SFMM. However it is extremly unlikely.
Thursday, March 25, 2004 9:34 PM
Who cares about Camp Snoopy? Um...99.5% of the people on this site!

Enough of the my park is better than yours crap. SFGAm's getting a reverchron mouse? Good for them, I guess, but what does it have to do with this? (Of course, I'll put TT against a Reverchron anyday!) *** Edited 3/26/2004 2:36:53 AM UTC by Peabody***

Thursday, March 25, 2004 9:36 PM
*looks at title of thread, then looks at MAGXL200's post*


*shakes head and think to himself, maybe the people that have posted in this thread care. After all they did post in it*

Well MAGXL200 you bring up a good point.

*shakes his head again as he knows that obviously MAGXL200 posted in the wrong thread or is a newbie - checks idea of MAGXL200 and is shocked to see that the guy has been lurking for over a year*

Well that is interesting

*decides he needs a cookie and clicks submit reply*



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