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X-Car Coasters


2005 SkyWheel 2005 G-Force 2006 X-Coaster 2006 Abismo 2007 Formule X 2009 Rip Ride Rockit 2010 G-Force 2010 SkyLoop 2011 Freischütz 2011 SkyLoop 2011 Launch Coaster 2011 Launch Coaster


X-Car launch coaster loop Yet another successful combination: launch technology in combination with the X-Car. For passengers, this idea takes off like a rocket. They experience the launch or additional thrust on the track as if it had come out of nowhere – and with a free upper body, the feeling is dramatically more exciting than when cramped in between two thickly padded shoulder restraints like our competitors’ designs. Maurer Rides also combines the extreme agility of its X-Cars with particularly tight course layouts. As individual vehicles – another special feature of the “freedom on the tracks” – X-Cars are also much more nimbly than conventional roller coast- ers. This allows for the creation of new, more fas- cinating layouts with tighter, steeper curves, and a more rapid sequence of different ride elements. In other words: very attractive coasters can even be


SkyLine Park Drayton Manor Magic Springs Parque de Attraciones Drievliet Family Park Universal Studios Amusement Park Knight Valley Bayernpark Linnanmäki Rainbow Magic Land Knight Valley


built in small spaces. The first design of this kind, an extremely varied and compact coaster was opened at the Drievliet Family Park in 2007; the second is being built for Knight Valley, China, and is scheduled to open in 2011.


It goes without saying that the X-Car plays off its strengths, even in larger layouts. One example is the innovative launch coaster set to open at Rainbow Magic Land Italy (picture below) in 2011. Unique course designs, such as the Non-Inverted Loop and preceding dark ride sections, increase the excitement and turn the ride across the tracks into an unforget- table experience packed with numerous unexpected highlights.


Operating efficiency: LSM saves and saves But nowadays, good ideas alone are no longer enough for ensuring the success of new coaster


Below: SkyLoop XT450 “Abismo”, Parque de Atracciones , Madrid, Spain


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Above left: MAURER launch coaster XL1000 “Formule X”, Drievliet Familie Park, The Netherlands


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