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Your Reverchon/Zamperla spinning mouse count

Matt N

Well-Known Member
Hi guys. Seeing the topics that @Howie has made for Boomerangs/SLCs and Wacky Worms, I thought it might be fun to do our counts of another common ride type; the good old spinning mouse! For some reason or another, most British showmen seem to own at least one of these (some even own multiple), and many small to mid-tier theme parks and piers (and even some larger chain parks) seem to have one of these in some form, whether it be the older Reverchon model or the newer Zamperla model; combining the two, they’re probably one of the most common coaster types in existence! These seem to be absolutely everywhere, so I thought it might be fun to see how many we’ve ridden.

I’ll get the ball rolling with my own count; I actually have quite a few given my coaster count! I’ve only actually done the Reverchon models, but my count currently sits at 5; a pretty substantial (for one coaster model) 6.94% of my count! The ones I’ve done (in order of me doing them) are:
  1. Primeval Whirl - Left (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  2. Primeval Whirl - Right (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  3. Crazy Coaster (South Pier Blackpool)
  4. Ice Mountain (Mellors-Travelling)
  5. Spinning Coaster (Buwalda-Travelling)
I think these may actually be my most ridden coaster model...

But what does your spinning mouse count look like?
 

Antinos

Slut for Spinners
Might as well expand this to all spinning mice types.

Zamperla/Reverchon
Raton Loco - La Feria Chepultepec
Wild Mouse - Beech Bend
Crazy Mouse - Fantasy Island
Galaxy spin - Fun Spot Kissimmee
Opa! - Mt Olympus
Ragin' Cajun - Six Flags Great America
Primeval Whirl Left - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Primeval Whirl Right - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Gerstlauer
Fairly Odd Coaster - Nick Universe
Pandemonium - Six Flags New England
Pandemonium - Six Flags Over Texas
Pandemonium - Six Flags St Louis
Spinning Dragons - Worlds of Fun

Maurer Sohne
Tarantula - Parque de Attraciones Madrid
Spider - Lagoon
Undertow - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Whirlwind - Seabreeze
Steel Dragon - Waldameer
 

Matt N

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Might as well expand this to all spinning mice types.

Zamperla/Reverchon
Raton Loco - La Feria Chepultepec
Wild Mouse - Beech Bend
Crazy Mouse - Fantasy Island
Galaxy spin - Fun Spot Kissimmee
Opa! - Mt Olympus
Ragin' Cajun - Six Flags Great America
Primeval Whirl Left - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Primeval Whirl Right - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Gerstlauer
Fairly Odd Coaster - Nick Universe
Pandemonium - Six Flags New England
Pandemonium - Six Flags Over Texas
Pandemonium - Six Flags St Louis
Spinning Dragons - Worlds of Fun

Maurer Sohne
Tarantula - Parque de Attraciones Madrid
Spider - Lagoon
Undertow - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Whirlwind - Seabreeze
Steel Dragon - Waldameer
The reason I specifically highlighted the Zamperla/Reverchon model is because that seems to be the one you see pretty much everywhere (the 420STD layout is incredibly common), whereas the Gerstlauer and Maurer models are far less common and tend to be exclusively found in permanent theme parks, as well as usually tending to be custom layouts bar 1 or 2 that are clones of each other. I’d argue that the 420STD layout spinning mouse built by either Reverchon or Zamperla is almost a common +1 layout to the same extent as the Wacky Worm, personally, and they all have the exact same layout as one another; Reverchon spinners are one of the types of coasters where I know pretty much exactly how they’re going to ride before I ride them. Of course they do vary, with some (Primeval Whirl Right) being marginally more painful than others (Crazy Coaster) from my experience, but they provide pretty much identical ride experiences bar the minor differences in smoothness. They never really warrant much of an explanation in trip reports, in the same manner as a Wacky Worm.

But still, thanks for sharing! Very interesting to see that you’ve done almost as many of both Maurer Sohne and Gerstlauer as you have Reverchon/Zamperla; I’ve done 5 Reverchons, while I’ve only done 2 Maurers and am yet to ride a Gerstlauer!
 

Antinos

Slut for Spinners
While I was looking through my list, I noticed that I was scrolling past numerous non-spinning wild mice as well, and I wouldn't be surprised to see this list dwarf the combined list I posted above. I'd bet that the commonality among the rides in our respective lists is mainly attributed to regional aspects more than anything.
 

Matt N

Well-Known Member
While I was looking through my list, I noticed that I was scrolling past numerous non-spinning wild mice as well, and I wouldn't be surprised to see this list dwarf the combined list I posted above. I'd bet that the commonality among the rides in our respective lists is mainly attributed to regional aspects more than anything.
For some reason, Reverchon spinning mice are incredibly common in Britain, especially in very small parks, piers and on the travelling fair circuit!
EDIT: Fun fact; out of all the operating Reverchon spinners (21), Britain has 6 of them, which is more than America has (5), and that’s excluding the many, many Reverchon mice that are on the travelling fair circuit, as well as all the Zamperla models!
 

Howie

Active Member
@Matt N - be proud of yourself young man, I think you may have ridden more than me! 🤣

I can only think of 4:
1. The one at West Midlands Safari Park.
2. The one at South Pier, Blackpool (the previous one, not the current one).
3. The one at Brean Leisure Park.
4. One side of Primeval Whirl.

I've seen a lot more than that obvs, but I generally tend to skip them because, well... because they're gross!
 

Matt N

Well-Known Member
@Matt N - be proud of yourself young man, I think you may have ridden more than me! 🤣

I can only think of 4:
1. The one at West Midlands Safari Park.
2. The one at South Pier, Blackpool (the previous one, not the current one).
3. The one at Brean Leisure Park.
4. One side of Primeval Whirl.

I've seen a lot more than that obvs, but I generally tend to skip them because, well... because they're gross!
My trip to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland this January netted me 2 out of the 5; apart from Olympia, pretty much every coaster there is some variation of the wild mouse coaster!
 
I love these things. I have ridden a couple of them at various fairs but sadly only one permanent. It's the one at Luna Parc Mamaia in Romania. It is also the coaster I have ridden the most. Over the 10 years I have ridden it I probably have somewhere between 50 to 100 rides on it.

On one ride there was something wrong with my car and the car was spinning throughout the whole course. Taking those turns up high while spinning and taking the drop backwards was something special. It just made the ride so much better. While unloading the boss started screaming like crazy at the ride op for dispatching the train while something was broken. I was just like "Chill out, this mistake just gave me the best ride in Romania!". Has anyone else gotten spinning throughout the whole ride?
 
1: One at Knutsford Fair
2: South Pier (old)
3 One at Ashton moss fair (unsure if it's the same one at Knutsford)
4: Twister at Lightwater Valley
5: Primeval Whirl (left)
6: Primeval Whirl (right)
7: Ice Mountain (Winter Wonderland)

If I get an extra point I have done the fabbri version at Botton's Pleasure Beach.


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Pokemaniac

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Only one, but it's a bit of a rare cred: Bukkerittet at Kongeparken in Norway. It might also be one of the best-themed Reverchon spinners out there, being located high on a hilltop and with a nice wooden castle theme:
 
Only one, but it's a bit of a rare cred: Bukkerittet at Kongeparken in Norway. It might also be one of the best-themed Reverchon spinners out there, being located high on a hilltop and with a nice wooden castle theme:
I have that one too. But always thought it was an SBF cause I dont remember that I enjoyed it or that I did any reride on it. I was ridding that bob ride all day. That thing is just so fun.
 

SimonProD

New Member
Haven't done that many Reverchon or Zamperla, maybe 2 or 3. Only do them when lines aren't long. But have lots of non-spinning Mack Mouse under my belt...
 

HeartlineCoaster

Active Member
I make it 24 including 6 travelling and 1 Chinese version of the same layout - there may be more of those ones, but I can't remember any off the top of my head or by looking at names.

Best spin ever? Brighton Pier.
Some don't even spin at all.

Has anyone else gotten spinning throughout the whole ride?
Yes, Funland Theme Park a few weeks back. It didn't feel quite right.
 

CanobieFan

Active Member
Yeeessssss list topics!! I hope I didn't leave anything off (haha, two edits to add more so far...)

Zamperla/Reverchon
Crazy Mouse Steel Pier R
Crazy Mouse South Pier R
Crazy Mouse DelGrosso's Amusement Park R
Crazy Mouse Fantasy Island NY Z
Dizzy Mouse Wiener Prater R
Exterminator Kennywood R
Primeval Whirl Walt Disney World - Disney's Animal Kingdom R
Primeval Whirl Walt Disney World - Disney's Animal Kingdom R
Ragin' Cajun Six Flags Great America R
Ragin' Cajun Six Flags America (relocated) R
Tickler Luna Park Z
Twister Lightwater Valley R
Crazy Mouse Park at OWA Z
Galaxy Spin Legoland Florida Z
Galaxy Spin Fun Spot America (relocated) Z
Opa Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Z
Crazy Mouse (large) North American Midway Entertainment (traveling) Z
Crazy Mouse (small) North American Midway Entertainment (traveling) Z
Wild Mouse Reithoffer Shows (traveling) Z
Crazy Mouse S.J. Entertainment (traveling) R
Mighty Mouse Coaster Wade Shows (traveling) (relocated) Z
Crazy Mouse Coaster Belle City (traveling) R
Crazy Mouse Amusements of America (traveling) R

SBF Visa (same layout as the Zamp/Rev)
FunCoaster Funplex

Cedeal Rides (same layout as the Zamp/Rev)
Crash Test Martin Hendriks (traveling)

Fabbri
Pole Position Fiesta Shows (traveling)
Pole Position Butler (traveling)

Gerstlauer
Fairly Odd Coaster Nickelodeon Universe
Galaxy Orbiter Galaxyland Amusement Park
Pandemonium Six Flags New England
Pandemonium Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Pandemonium Six Flags St. Louis
Pandemonium Six Flags Over Texas
Spinning Dragons Worlds of Fun

Maurer Sohne
Dragon's Fury Chessington World of Adventures
Crush's Coaster - Disneyland Paris - Walt Disney Studios Park
Laff Trakk Hersheypark
Spider Lagoon
Spinball Whizzer Alton Towers
Steel Dragon Waldameer
Tarántula Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Undertow Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Whirlwind Camelot Theme Park
Whirlwind Seabreeze
Winja's Phantasialand
Winja's Phantasialand
Xtreme Blue Bayou Dixie Landin'
 

TilenB

Well-Known Member
Just focusing on the good old Zamperla/Reverchon/Cedeal spinners, I have 10 of these in my count;
1. Magic Mouse (Reverchon), Eurolunapark Ljubljana (2004)
2. Dizzy Mouse (Reverchon), Wiener Prater (2012)
3. Tyfonen (Zamperla), Tivoli Friheden (2013)
4. Magic Mouse (Reverchon), Brean Theme Park (2013)
5. Spinning Coaster (Reverchon), Lambertuskermis Hengelo (2015)
6. Crash Test (Cedeal Rides), Kermis Wijchen (2015)
7. Spinning Coaster XXL (Concept Rides), Kermis Weert (2015)
8. Raton Vacilon (Zamperla), Feria de Abril Barcelona (2016)
9. Crazy Mouse (Reverchon), Foire aux Maneges de Lille (2016)
10. Wild Mouse (Reverchon), Hasselt Kermis (2016)
 

Howie

Active Member
So much vom in this thread. 🤮

Just seeing Canobie's list of spinning mice made me feel queasy. That's not a figure of speech - I'm talking about an actual physical reaction deep in my gut to seeing so many JASSM's listed in one place, I genuinely feel queasy.
Just look at it. Vom city. 🤢🤢🤢

Zamperla/Reverchon
Crazy Mouse Steel Pier R
Crazy Mouse South Pier R
Crazy Mouse DelGrosso's Amusement Park R
Crazy Mouse Fantasy Island NY Z
Dizzy Mouse Wiener Prater R
Exterminator Kennywood R
Primeval Whirl Walt Disney World - Disney's Animal Kingdom R
Primeval Whirl Walt Disney World - Disney's Animal Kingdom R
Ragin' Cajun Six Flags Great America R
Ragin' Cajun Six Flags America (relocated) R
Tickler Luna Park Z
Twister Lightwater Valley R
Crazy Mouse Park at OWA Z
Galaxy Spin Legoland Florida Z
Galaxy Spin Fun Spot America (relocated) Z
Opa Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Z
Crazy Mouse (large) North American Midway Entertainment (traveling) Z
Crazy Mouse (small) North American Midway Entertainment (traveling) Z
Wild Mouse Reithoffer Shows (traveling) Z
Crazy Mouse S.J. Entertainment (traveling) R
Mighty Mouse Coaster Wade Shows (traveling) (relocated) Z
Crazy Mouse Coaster Belle City (traveling) R
Crazy Mouse Amusements of America (traveling) R

SBF Visa (same layout as the Zamp/Rev)
FunCoaster Funplex

Cedeal Rides (same layout as the Zamp/Rev)
Crash Test Martin Hendriks (traveling)
🤮🤮🤮
 

Edward M

Well-Known Member
Reverchon
Primeval Whirl Disney's Animal Kingdom
Primeval Whirl Disney's Animal Kingdom
Tickler Luna Park

Zamperla
Crazy Mouse Park at OWA
Galaxy Spin Fun Spot America

Gerstlauer
Shredder Nickelodeon Universe
Pandemonium Six Flags New England
Pandemonium Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Pandemonium Six Flags St. Louis
Spinning Dragons Worlds of Fun

Maurer Sohne
Laff Trakk Hersheypark
Winja's Fear Phantasialand
Winja's Force Phantasialand
 
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