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Postby exmouse » Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:19 am

Here is the quote from the Mack Newsletter

Not only Paris Hilton convinced herself by the quality of MACK Rides during her visit of Munich’s Oktoberfest. The well-known coaster country USA will surprise through a new innovation next year. MACK Rides builds the first modern free spinning coaster with trains instead of single cars at Knott’s Berry Farm to guarantee the requested, high capacity. A patent will give the truly new twist.

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Postby DerekRx » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:29 am

Thats pretty cool, a much better idea than the Gerstlauer spinners. I'm anxious to see the layout for it, but if its a Mack it'll already be unique with this "free spinning". Watch, this will probably end up being the best coaster at Knotts (next to Montezooma, the way it used to run).
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Postby RCoasterny » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:13 am

The free spinning cars on a train has already been done. Check out Star World: http://www.renoldi.net/starworld/index.html and http://www.ridesdb.com/en/db/ride_fact.php?ride_id=1145 that's traveling on the german fair circuit. Maybe Mack's version will have 4 people per car, like Euromir, while Star World only has 2 people per car.

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Postby gisco » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:56 am

Would this be like Spin Turn at Nasu Highland Park in Japan?

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Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:12 am

I am surprised that they are adding another coaster to the park after they just added Silver Bullet. And Kingdom of the Dinosaurs is still sitting there. They need to redo that ride instead of just letting it rot away. They do not have that many dark rides to begin with, you think that they would invest into that first. Either way, I am glad that stupid paddle boat ride is gone.

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Postby arrowfanman » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:29 am

^ Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that Kingdom of Dinsoaurs was already gutted.




At this point, I frankly dont care what Knott's does--its not going to do what I want. :-P So I say, "What the hell...another credit." I'm with Derek on this one--I'm sure this will end up being the best coaster in the park. ::lol::

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Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:34 am

^Sorry, it is gutted. I just want to know what they are planning for it. But I agree that this new coaster will be cool ;)

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Postby Noobitizer » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:31 pm

Looks kool. I know a Rides Supervisor over at KBF, maybe I can get something outta her lol. Comming home for some leave time next week, ill hit up knotts.

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Postby Noobitizer » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:32 pm

Here are some pics from coastersandmore.com
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Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:03 pm

If those are what the trains are going to look like, I am glad that they keep the back-to-back seat design. But the whole train part of it will force them to make the track layout different than the normal Mack spinners. Hope they come up with a cool idea for the layout.

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