WILD MOUSE (WOODEN)

 

Wild Mouse Pleasure Beach
Wild Mouse at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool in the UK.

 

Sadly, wooden Wild Mouse coasters are an almost extinct breed today. These rides are much sharper, faster, harsher and “out of control” than their modern steel counterparts. The cars are open and the restraints loose; the drops steep and the corners sharp; then the way the cars tilt over the edge..? Amazing!
The first wooden Wild Mouse was Devil’s Chute, which opened at in 1951 at Clarence Pier in the UK. Over 50 wooden Wild Mouse coasters have been built over the years, but unfortunately there are only about a handful left in operation.

See also: Wild Mouse (steel) Coasters