Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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Spinning Racer

Taking the concept of a classic rollercoaster even further

Get ready: If you know and like the "Wild Mouse", then you will absolutely love the Spinning Racer. Innovative light technology, a fast ride and flashing light changes are waiting for rollercoaster fans from all over the world.

What's special: The new old ride

Especially rollercoaster fans might notice that the ride Spinning Racer, which makes its debut at the Oktoberfest this year, is not really as new as you might think. It is quite similar to the classic "Wild Mouse", but built in a more modern way. Just like a good rollercoaster should be, it's all about going up and around. At first there are the chaises where the guests sit, which are going round and round. But what's making you fly around is not a synchronical control system - it's pure gravity. That, of course, makes every single ride different, always depending on the number and the weight of the guests.

Spinning Racer: Softer than you think at first

It is hard to believe, but: In spite of what was said before, owner Angela Bruch promises a soft ride for the whole family. So it should stay relatively comfortable, even if there are narrow curves, high heights and crazy steep slopes. Because of that the Spinning racer was constructed with some special seats where the guests are sitting back to back, so that you can avoid a too strong stress during the corners. Furthermore there are upholsteries, a special hanger system and headrests, that secure the guests during the 424 meters long ride, at which you travel with a maximum speed of 70 km/h.

Spinning Racer for backseat drivers: Maneuvers like at the aerobatics

You always wanted to sit inside the cockpit of an aerobatic aircraft? Maybe you should try the Spinning Racer at first. There is the so-called Immelmann turn, a 180 degree turn, which is often flewn by aerobatic pilots. If you don't get any problems with your stomach afterwards and if you still tell where up and down is despite all the unexpected turn arounds and colorful lights everywhere, then you are pretty close to what an aerobatic pilot feels during his competitions.