Zierer Company

Sunday, July 22, 2001 9:04 PM
Does anyone know if they have any other coasters existing in the US besides KBF's Jaguar?
I never hear anything about these designers.
Jaguar is a pleasent ride, very tame, but has a nice layout though.
Most origonal cars for any coaster I have seen. :)


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"Clear, Dispatch"
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 9:10 PM
cobra
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 9:55 PM
They have several, Black Beard's Treasure Train at SFGadv has some nice looking cars like treasure chests.

Pictures here:
http://www.ultimatecoaster.com/spring.asp?cid=blackbeard

Kombo is "brand new" at Indianapolis Zoo, the cars there look like safari jeeps. They do a good job.

All in all, there are over a dozen operating in the US today.

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Monday, July 23, 2001 7:44 AM
Remember that Zierer is better known for bringing us the Wave Swinger. Their best-selling product; most parks are incomplete without one.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 7:49 AM
I believe the Pepsi Ripsaw @ Mall Of America is by Zierer, although I'm not 100% positive...
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Monday, July 23, 2001 3:14 PM
In addition to Wave Swingers, Zierer is also the company who makes most of the "Flying Carpet" rides, including those at Kennywood, BGW, and Marineland (don't know if ML's is still there, though.)

New for this/next year is an inverted Carpet... not sure if I like the concept, but if you have extra room in your backyard and a convenient 480v 400amp outlet, it's yours for a mere $1.5million.

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"Let's go out and have some fun!" (New Order)
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Monday, July 23, 2001 3:24 PM
What is this "Flying Carpet" and even more so, what is the inverted one ?!? (links to pics are even more appreciated).


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*** This post was edited by Joe Carroll on 7/23/2001. ***
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Monday, July 23, 2001 4:17 PM
kpjb, Marineland's flying carpet is still there,,, i love that ride
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Monday, July 23, 2001 9:02 PM
Rideman, I had no idea that they made wave swingers. i consider those rides to be a staple of any park.
Flying Carpets are like the Gran Slammer at Knotts. They are big platforms that basically circle around, in almost a ferris wheel type motion, though slightly faster.
I guess zierer specializes in the custom trains for their coasters, that is cool!

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"Clear, Dispatch"
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:50 PM
Zierer GMBH manufactures Wave Swingers in four different sizes,Flying Carpets, Family coasters, Ferris Wheels,an assortment of flat and kiddie rides,and dark rides. They specialize in theming to customers requests.Check out their website at http://www.zierer.com . *** This post was edited by Dutchman on 7/24/2001. ***
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Monday, April 22, 2002 3:07 PM
You can not get to the Zierer website right now. It is shut down. I heard Zierer went out of business, but I was later told they are under the German equivilent to Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection. I work at Kennywood and the Flying Carpet has been completely refurbished. There are only a few left because they don't work to good. Last year we had a visiter from Germany several times trying to fix the thing. It is running perfect thanks to its new computer system. Does Zierer still make them?
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Monday, April 22, 2002 5:02 PM
If your'e looking for an example of the "flying carpet" ride than look no further than BGW's Davinci's cradle,I rode that thing back in 97 and it is one extreme flat ride experience.

*** This post was edited by BATWING FAN SFA on 4/22/2002. ***

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Monday, April 22, 2002 9:19 PM

RideMan said:
Remember that Zierer is better known for bringing us the Wave Swinger. Their best-selling product; most parks are incomplete without one.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.



Amen, Dave. BGT once had the Swinging Vines(?) or something, no longer has any swing ride...I also loved DaVinci's Cradle, the Magic Carpet at KW, etc. Isn't SFWoA's El Dorado one of these...Zierer coasters are great "family" rides, and every park should have something like Jaguar....

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Monday, April 22, 2002 9:48 PM
zierer's coasters are awesome for families. they are generally long (jaguar is 2700 feet), have great capacities (around 1800 for jaguar), and have some of the longest trains (40 passenger)
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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 5:26 PM
Zierer is known for making some of the best family coasters, which Six Flags took advantage of by building the same coaster by Zierer across country. Black Beard's Lost Treasure Train, Poison Ivy:Twisted Train, Cobra, and Roadrunner Express. Zierer is no longer manufactuering rides anymore. Now they are producing spare parts under another company in Germany.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2002 9:53 AM
I like Zierer's family coasters like the new Poison Ivy's Twisted Train at SFNE. One of my favorites though is Rudy's Rapid Transit at Santa's Village in NH. It has a glossy red train with gold trim and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer's head on the front car to lead the way. The normal ride consists of two continuous trips through the layout, and it's just a fun ride, especially in the back. By the way, this is the same ride, refurbished, that once operated for years at Benson's Wild Animal Farm in Hudson, NH where it was the Lady Bug coaster.
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