Maurer Söhne Spinning Coaster
Last summer, I got the chance to ride a Maurer Söhne Spinning Coaster SC2000 at Waldameer Park in Erie PA. Standing at 50 feet tall and a top speed of 38 miles an hour over 1,410 feet of track, it’s not going to break any records, but it is a lot of FUN! The SC2000 is a portable spinning coaster that you will find at County Fairs, State Fairs and smaller amusement parks. Each car holds 4 riders and 900 people per hour can ride. Maurer Söhne makes larger models and custom spinning coasters for large parks. But some how, I really like this smaller version, it reminds me of what the Jumbo Jet was like in it’s hay day. Here are some YouTube videos that you might be interested in:
Per the Maurer Söhne SC200 Coaster Ride Description; After the lift the fun begins with the first drop! Plunging downward in a sideways position, the car reaches the ride‘s maximum speed of 60 km/h (38 mph) in the sheer drop. In the Immelmann Turn, the track being banked at 80°, passengers find themselves staring straight up at the sky or straight down at ground depending on their position in the car at any given instant. A 360° carousel, a slalom section and sharp curves add the crowning touches.
I guess you could say it is the coaster that I am really looking forward to ridding next summer. Is it summer yet? Let’s Ride!