Mack Rides

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Mack Rides
Type Private, family-owned
Industry Amusement park
Founded 1780 (1780)
Founders Paul Mack
Headquarters Waldkirch, Germany
Area served Worldwide
Products Roller coasters, water rides and other amusement rides
Owners Mack Family
Subsidiaries Europa Park
Website Official website

Mack Rides is a German company that designs and constructs amusement rides. Mack Rides in headquartered in Waldkirch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Mack Rides is one of the world's oldest amusement industry suppliers and builds all kinds of amusement devices including several types of flat rides, dark rides, log flumes, tow boat rides and roller coasters.[1] The family that owns Mack Rides also owns Europa-Park.[2]

History[edit]

Mack Rides traces its roots back to 1780 when Paul Mack, a young entrepreneur, started building carriages and stagecoaches. The Mack Company began building organ wagons and caravans for traveling showmen in 1880 commencing the company's involvement in the amusement industry. The first wooden roller coaster was built in 1921, the first car ride in 1936 and the first wooden bobsled ride in 1951. By 1952 Mack Rides started increasing its exports of rides into the U.S. market.[1]

Installations[edit]

Ride Park Location Type Opened
Aqua Twist La Ronde Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada Twist 'n' Splash 2013 [3]
Arthur – The Ride Europa-Park Germany Rust, Germany Suspended, powered, dark ride 2014 [4]
Avalanche Kings Dominion United States Doswell, Virginia, USA Bobsled roller coaster 1988 [5]
Battle Galleons Alton Towers United Kingdom Alton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom Splash Battle 2008
Duel - The Haunted House Strikes Back! Alton Towers United Kingdom Alton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom Dark ride 2003
Avalanche Pleasure Beach Blackpool United Kingdom Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom Bobsled roller coaster 1988 [6]
Battle Boats Sea World Australia Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Splash Battle 2010 [7]
Blue Fire Europa-Park Germany Rust, Germany Launched roller coaster 2009 [8]
Bubbleworks Chessington World of Adventures United Kingdom Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Water Dark ride 2006
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride Alton Towers United Kingdom Alton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom Dark ride 2006
Coast Rider Knott's Berry Farm United States Buena Park, California, USA Wild Mouse roller coaster 2013 [9]
The Dark Knight Coaster Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags México
Six Flags New England
United States USA Wild Mouse roller coaster/dark ride 2008
2008
2009
Cancelled
[10][11][12][13]
Dragon Falls Chessington World of Adventures United Kingdom Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Log flume 1987 [14]
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure United States Orlando, Florida, USA Log flume 1999 [15]
Euro-Mir Europa-Park Germany Rust, Germany Spinning roller coaster 1997 [16]
The Fly Canada's Wonderland Canada Ontario, Canada Wild Mouse roller coaster 1999 [17]
Flying Dutchman Gold Mine Walibi Holland Netherlands Biddinghuizen, Netherlands Wild Mouse roller coaster 2000 [18]
Flying Fish Thorpe Park United Kingdom Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom Powered roller coaster 1983 [19]
Ghost Chasers Movie Park Germany Germany Bottrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Wild Mouse roller coaster 2000 [20]
Goofy's Sky School Disney California Adventure Park United States Anaheim, California, USA Wild Mouse roller coaster 2001 [21]
Journey to Atlantis SeaWorld San Antonio
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld Orlando
United States USA Super Splash
Water coaster
Water coaster
2007
2004
1998
[22][23][24]
Lego Technic Test Track Legoland Billund
Legoland California
Legoland Deutschland
Legoland Florida
Legoland Malaysia
Legoland Windsor
Denmark Denmark
United States USA
Germany Germany
United States USA
Malaysia Malaysia
England England
Wild Mouse roller coaster 2002
2001
2002
2011
2012
2004
[25][26][27][28][29][30]
Loggers Leap Thorpe Park United Kingdom Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom Log flume 1989
Manta SeaWorld San Diego United States San Diego, California, USA Launched roller coaster 2012 [2][31]
Pikajuna Linnanmäki Finland Helsinki, Finland Powered roller coaster 1990 [32]
Helix Liseberg Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden Launched roller coaster 2014 [33]
Ricochet Carowinds United States Charlotte, North Carolina USA Wild Mouse roller coaster 2002 [34]
Ricochet Kings Dominion United States Doswell, Virginia, USA Wild Mouse roller coaster 2002 [35]
River Battle Dollywood United States Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA Splash Battle 2008 [36]
Runaway Mine Train Alton Towers United Kingdom Alton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom Powered roller coaster 1992 [37]
Safari Skyway Chessington World of Adventures United Kingdom Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Monorail 1986
Sand Serpent Busch Gardens Tampa Bay United States Tampa Bay, Tampa, Florida, USA Wild Mouse roller coaster 2004 [38]
Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster Warner Bros. Movie World Australia Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Wild Mouse roller coaster/dark ride 2002 [39]
Scorpion Express Chessington World of Adventures United Kingdom Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Powered roller coaster 2014
Seastorm Chessington World of Adventures United Kingdom Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Sea Storm Ride 1995
Sea Dragons Chessington World of Adventures United Kingdom Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Spinning Boat Ride 2004
Sierra Sidewinder Knott's Berry Farm United States Buena Park, California, USA Spinning roller coaster 2007 [40]
Space Fantasy – The Ride Universal Studios Japan Japan Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan Spinning roller coaster 2010 [41]
Storm Coaster Sea World Australia Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Water coaster 2013 [42]
Storm Force Accelatron Islands of Adventure United States Orlando, Florida, USA Teacups 2000 [43]
The Flume Alton Towers United Kingdom Alton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom Log flume 2004
Thunder Run Canada's Wonderland Canada Vaughan, Ontario Canada Powered roller coaster 1981 [44]
Tiger Express Mer de Sable France France Wild Mouse roller coaster 2011 [45]
Tsunami Soaker Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags St. Louis
United States Vallejo, California, USA
United States Eureka, Missouri, USA
Twist 'n' Splash 2014
Tomb Blaster Chessington World of Adventures United Kingdom Chessington, Greater London, United Kingdom Dark ride 2002
Tulireki Linnanmäki Finland Helsinki, Finland Steel roller coaster 2004 [46]
Wild Mouse Hersheypark United States Derry Township, Pennsylvania, USA Wild Mouse roller coaster 1999 [47]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Europa-Park Special". Rust, Germany: Mack International. 2012. p. 36. 
  2. ^ a b MacDonald, Brady (24 January 2012). "Wing-dipping Manta coaster coming to SeaWorld San Diego in May". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Seifert, Jeffrey (2013). "2013 North American Park Preview". Amusement Today 17 (2): 6–7. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Arthur at Europa-Park". Park World Magazine: 24. October 2013. 
  5. ^ Marden, Duane. "Avalanche  (Kings Dominion)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Marden, Duane. "Avalanche  (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Battle Sails (Sea World)". Parkz. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Marden, Duane. "Blue Fire  (Europa-Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Marden, Duane. "Coast Rider  (Knott's Berry Farm)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  10. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dark Knight  (Six Flags Great Adventure)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dark Knight  (Six Flags Great America)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dark Knight  (Six Flags Mexico)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  13. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dark Knight  (Six Flags New England)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Dragon Falls (Chessington World Of Adventures)". Parkz. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls (Islands of Adventure)". Parkz. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  16. ^ Marden, Duane. "Euro-Mir  (Europa-Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  17. ^ Marden, Duane. "Fly  (Canada's Wonderland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  18. ^ Marden, Duane. "Flying Dutchman Gold Mine  (Walibi Holland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  19. ^ Marden, Duane. "Flying Fish  (Thorpe Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  20. ^ Marden, Duane. "Ghost Chasers  (Movie Park Germany)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  21. ^ Marden, Duane. "Goofy's Sky School  (Disney California Adventure Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  22. ^ Marden, Duane. "Journey to Atlantis  (SeaWorld San Antonio)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  23. ^ Marden, Duane. "Journey to Atlantis  (SeaWorld Diego)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  24. ^ Marden, Duane. "Journey to Atlantis  (SeaWorld Orlando)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  25. ^ Marden, Duane. "X-treme Racers  (Legoland Billund)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  26. ^ Marden, Duane. "Technic Coaster  (Legoland California)". Roller Coaster DataBase. 
  27. ^ Marden, Duane. "LEGO TECHNIC Test Track  (Legoland Florida)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  28. ^ Marden, Duane. "Project X - Test Strecke  (Legoland Deutschland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  29. ^ Marden, Duane. "LEGO TECHNIC Test Track  (Legoland Malaysia)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  30. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jungle Coaster  (Legoland Windsor)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  31. ^ Marden, Duane. "Manta  (SeaWorld San Diego)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  32. ^ Marden, Duane. "Pikajuna  (Linnanmäki)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  33. ^ Marden, Duane. "Projekt Helix  (Liseberg)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  34. ^ Marden, Duane. "Ricochet  (Carowinds)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  35. ^ Marden, Duane. "Ricochet  (Kings Dominion)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  36. ^ "Let Battle commence!". Park World Online. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  37. ^ Marden, Duane. "Runaway Mine Train  (Alton Towers)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  38. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sand Serpent  (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  39. ^ Marden, Duane. "Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster  (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  40. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sierra Sidewinder  (Knott's Berry Farm)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  41. ^ Marden, Duane. "Space Fantasy: The Ride  (Universal Studios Japan)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  42. ^ Marden, Duane. "Storm Coaster  (Sea World)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  43. ^ "Storm Force Accelatron (Islands of Adventure)". Parkz. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  44. ^ Marden, Duane. "Thunder Run  (Canada's Wonderland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  45. ^ Marden, Duane. "Tiger Express  (Mer de Sable)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  46. ^ Marden, Duane. "Tulireki  (Linnanmäki)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  47. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wild Mouse  (Hersheypark)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 

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