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Matt N

Well-Known Member
Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t Maurer operate in other areas outside of the amusement industry, such as in building bridges? I think they may also build ferris wheels, but I’m not 100% sure.
 

Bentleya

New Member
Cuz they're 🤬 rides other than the spinners.
Shock was actually a solid ride back in 2014 when I rode it it; yes it’s a little short (or feels that way) and the launch wasn’t overly intense - however it was throughly an enjoyable layout and am overall fun ride.

It’s a shame there isn’t actually more of them.
 

Crazycoaster

Active Member
I mean.. sure. But instead we could have more Mack/Intamin launchers, so honestly I'm not bummed out about the lack of xcars at all.
 

Bentleya

New Member
I mean.. sure. But instead we could have more Mack/Intamin launchers, so honestly I'm not bummed out about the lack of xcars at all.
But what about the parks which are unable to afford the offerings Mack and Intamin bring to the table?
I’d rather see a park get an X-Car with a solid layout than not actually get a new coaster at all...

Shock is in a whole different league to Rita and Intamin have built some other shocking coasters to
 

Antinos

Slut for Spinners
Additionally, I recall reading that their spike technology appears to be their attempt into breaking into the material handling sectors of industry. Interestingly, Maurer Rides only has three products showcased on their website: spike coaster, spike transport (monorails and dark rides and such), and spinning coaster, as well as a link to their rides portfolio in case a potential customer wants an X-car or something else. This reads to me as if they have been trying to scale back their involvement in the amusement industry.
 

TheCoasterCruiser

Active Member
As for the spinner and looper, I’m very intrigued to see Intamin being picked. Because it’s Intamin building them, I’m currently guessing that the spinner will be something like Objectif Mars at Futuroscope, but I’m not really too sure for the looper. If they want a similar style of coaster to Shellraiser, then maybe they’re doing a revival of the Vertical Lift Coaster, like Fahrenheit at Hersheypark? I could have sworn they were building a new Vertical Lift Coaster at another park in China that I can’t remember the name of, so I’d say it seems plausible that this park could receive one too.
The spinner looks to be the same model as Tornado at Bakken, so it will have single cars, not a train like Objectif Mars.
And yes, Hainan Ocean Paradise has purchased the second ever Vertical Lift model and this Shellraiser(?) will probably be some iteration of that.

As a matter of fact, Ocean Paradise has also built the second ever Intamin Spinner, after the aforementioned Tornado at Bakken.
- So after a decade of no customers for either model, they suddenly pop up in pairs at two different parks! Gotta love China.
 

Matt N

Well-Known Member
The spinner looks to be the same model as Tornado at Bakken, so it will have single cars, not a train like Objectif Mars.
And yes, Hainan Ocean Paradise has purchased the second ever Vertical Lift model and this Shellraiser(?) will probably be some iteration of that.

As a matter of fact, Ocean Paradise has also built the second ever Intamin Spinner, after the aforementioned Tornado at Bakken.
- So after a decade of no customers for either model, they suddenly pop up in pairs at two different parks! Gotta love China.
Ah right; thanks for the clarification @TheCoasterCruiser! Very interesting that both of these Intamin models that were thought to be one-offs are suddenly being revived after a very long hiatus!
 
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