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2nd Gen Reverchon Spinning Wild Mice

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by CrashCoaster, Apr 15, 2019 at 5:10 PM.

  1. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Oh god.

    Meh. I doubt they'll be any better than the regular versions to be honest, but I am a little curious I have to admit. Should be interesting to see what comes of this.
     
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    Is this the one with a launch on the lift hill?
     
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    LOL, I wish. :D

    EDIT:- I've just looked into this. It actually might.
     
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    Oh damn I think this looks kinda fab
     
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    Still hurts just looking at it ^^
     
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    Love these things! I wonder if Knoebels will get one.
     
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    Wait, Reverchon still exist? I thought they went bankrupt years ago!

    I certainly hope that the 2nd generation improves upon the first generation, as I'm not a fan of either side of Primeval Whirl at Animal Kingdom at all!
     
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    Got to admit that I don't mind these Wild Mice as much as other people. My favourite is probably the one on Blackpool South Pier as it hangs out over the sea, which I think is a cool feature.
     
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    Yeah I was under the impression the drawings for the Spinning Mouse were sold to Zamperla, but then again, the Reverchon website has remained active and lists the Spinning Mouse.
     
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    Ah right. Thanks for the clarification @lachlan!
     
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    I mean, I'm really not sure what the history is. :D Take it with a pinch of salt
     
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    Actually the spinning Wild Mouse issue is quite contentious. From my understanding, Reverchon signed a partnership deal with Zamperla back in the 00s which allowed the latter to sell Reverchon-manufacturer spinning Wild Mouses. However, Zamperla reneged on the deal at some point, and started manufacturing spinning Wild Mouses with identical designs on their own.

    Indeed Reverchon is still active to this day and has a booth in every IAAPA European expos. I met them at both EAS 17 and 18, and I have to say they were very friendly, approachable people with a passion for the industry. The 2nd Gen Spinning Wild Mouse was in the works for quite some time actually, as a new train and seat design was already on display at EAS 17:

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    roomraider Best Topic Starter

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    I am sure I've seen a picture of a layout concept for this but for the life of me I can't find it again. The main thing I remember is the brake run seen above the station on the old models after the first switch backs was now a highly banked corner not dissimilar to the maurer models immelman turns.

    Pretty sure I'm not imagining this.
     
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    No you're not ;) Found this in my old archives:

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    I really like the look of those cars.
     
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    Will it be a launched lift hill or a regular chain lift?
     
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    Would a launched lift hill be a bit overkill for a spinning wild mouse where the cars have to take corners at a reasonably slow pace? Then again it could be a cool selling point.
     
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    Surely if the ride had a launch, it would be expensive to purchase and run and harder to assemble depending on the type of launch? I am curious as to what type of launch system this will use though.
     
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    I believe this will be a fast chain-lift hill (6 meters/s), named 'Power Lift', similar to Tornado at Bakken.
     
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