MackManiac - Worlds first loop for karts

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Re: MackManiac - Worlds first loop for karts

Postby Dar » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:14 pm

It's owned by Michael Mack, just not THE Michael Mack. It's very confusing. :P

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Re: MackManiac - Worlds first loop for karts

Postby cfc » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:55 am

Hmm--go karts aren't my thing, so I'll probably pass. Interesting concept, though.
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Re: MackManiac - Worlds first loop for karts

Postby Legocraft » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:35 am

My first thought was "what if someone slowed down at the top?" Correct me if I'm wrong but i think that's covered right?
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Re: MackManiac - Worlds first loop for karts

Postby Topazy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:33 am

Is this “Mack Maniac” related to the Roller Coaster Manufacturer Mack, Or are they two different Companies? :roll:
One more question for discussions. I think people are starting to run out of ideas. What next? A heartline twist on a go kart track? =)
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Re: MackManiac - Worlds first loop for karts

Postby ElectricUncleSam » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:02 am

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
A.J. wrote:Looks super-cool, but Hersheypark called and they want their logo back.


That was my first thought as well.

I'd ride this. I'm impressed, and living near Branson I'm mostly immune to go kart gimmicks.

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Re: MackManiac - Worlds first loop for karts

Postby prozach626 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:03 pm

Eh. I wouldn't go out of my way to ride it, or pay a high cost, but it looks interesting. That driver tho...

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Re: MackManiac - Worlds first loop for karts

Postby Skramp » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:33 pm

VegasCoaster wrote:
After poking around the website a bit, I think I've also found the weirdest ride backing music ever in their roller coasters with your own car concept:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A921KmsTHxw




Am I the only one that watched this and thought about all the loose change and crap in my car flying around while going through the loop?
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Re: MackManiac - Worlds first loop for karts

Postby The Angry Darren Mullins » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:16 pm

I would love to ride this. I do not see how it would be any different in terms of capacity than other go-kart tracks. This is certainly more for a local go-kart complex than a major park.

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Re: MackManiac - Worlds first loop for karts

Postby Taron » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:40 am

Dar wrote:It's owned by Michael Mack, just not THE Michael Mack. It's very confusing. :P


Thx for pointing this out. The name simillarity totally got me. I did some digging and for the sake of completeness and to get some source in here, i found this official document from Europa Park about the rollercoaster restaurant.

https://corporate.europapark.com/en/presse/nachricht/datum/2011/03/16/die-weltneuheit-foodloop-im-europa-park-1/?type=2

Rollercoasters and Mack seem to be the perfect match. In 2009, Michael
Mack (Strategic Business Management & Park Operation) worked
together with the manufacturing company Mack Rides in
Waldkirch/Germany to conceive the first rollercoaster with loop at
Europa-Park, the “blue fire Megacoaster powered by GAZPROM”. Now,
two years later, two more loops are constructed in Germany’s biggest
theme park. And the initiator of this project is also called Michael Mack.
However, this Michael Mack is the manager of HeineMack GmbH from
Nürnberg/Germany and wants to transport food and drinks through his
loops instead of persons, as it is usually the case at Mack Rides.

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