Zamperla has a new coaster design–sort of

Friday, June 2, 2006 11:50 PM
I went to the Zamperla site tonight to find the name of an upcharge attraction that used to be at Great Adventure (Turbo Force) and was suprised to see the MotoCoaster. I thought maybe they had licensed the coaster from Vekoma since it looks similar, but this is all Zamperla. Instead of a LIM launch, it uses a flywheel & clutch launch system to get to 40mph. There's no video yet, and the three pictures show a prototype from an outdoor tradeshow (I'm guessing) that looks more like a wild mouse than an out-and-back design.
Saturday, June 3, 2006 12:15 AM
zamperla's USA operations is based here in Boonton NJ last week they had parts for that ride in their parking lot
Saturday, June 3, 2006 5:19 AM
I used to start a thread about this coaster a few months ago. But it didnĀ“t have the word "Zamperla" in it.

Here it is:

You will find some testing videos throughout the thread, which are stil active.

The only thing that I find intersesting about this ride is that its apparently a transportable coaster.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 3:00 PM
Ready to vroom:

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 3:38 PM
^ ROFL! I see sparky in the first picture, preparing to get his fifth "credit lap"...finally on SOMETHING other than Ghostrider...

If you weren't at Solace, then that joke is out of your grasp...sorry!

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 4:18 PM
I'm sure that there is a restraint system of some kind, so what is it? Some kind of lap bar? Seatbelts? A combination?
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 4:20 PM
^ I am *guessing*....from what I see and DO know, I'd bet on something akin to Disk'O, where the restraint comes up behind you and closes into your lower back area (i.e., kidney-blocker restraints).

Someone here knows better than me, but they're not as fast to respond... :)

*** Edited 6/7/2006 8:20:59 PM UTC by rollergator***

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 4:21 PM
^Thanks, gator! :)
Thursday, June 8, 2006 1:01 AM
I like the layout better than the existing Vekomas. Looks like fun.
Thursday, June 8, 2006 12:15 PM
According to promo material it is the exact same restraint as on the Disk'O.

I've never been on a Disk'O as I'd never be able to get the green colour off my face (not good with the spinning) but I hear that it is a fairly comfortable system.


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