Monday, February 24, 2014

New Gerstlauer Shuttle Coaster Opening at Adventure City

© Adventure City
A brand new shuttle coaster will open this season at Anaheim, California's Adventure City amusement park.  To be called Rewind Racers, the attraction will be built at a cost of over $2 million - the largest addition to the park in its history.

Rewind Racers will be built by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, and themed by R&R Creative Amusement Designs.  The concept art above shows off the ride's design, which features both forward and backward sections.  The trains will head up the lift hill backwards, level out, then race down the drop and through several curved track sections.  After climbing up another hill the train drops and repeats the track length in reverse.

While it is hard to tell if it is an exact clone, Rewind Racers appears fairly similar to Gipfelsturmer, at Freizeitpark Ruhpolding in Germany.  The family ride will be unique to the United States, and hopefully a huge success for Adventure City.  It is wonderful to see more of these smaller, but unique, family rides being built in the U.S.