Teststrecke

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Teststrecke
Teststrecke Karlsruhe.JPG
Teststrecke at Karlsruhe
Germany
Status Operating
Opening date Started 2009
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Status Relocated to Meyer & Rosenzweig Fair Circuit
Opening date 1986
Closing date 2008
Replaced by Stinger
Playcenter São Paulo
Status Relocated to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Opening date 1982
Closing date 1985
Interama, Argentina
Status Relocated to Playcenter São Paulo
Opening date 1979
Closing date 1982
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Anton Schwarzkopf
Designer Werner Stengel
Model Double Looping
Track layout Custom
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 93 ft (28 m)
Drop 93 ft (28 m)
Length 2,200 ft (670 m)
Speed 52 mph (84 km/h)
Inversions 2
Duration 2:00
Max vertical angle 46°
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Teststrecke at RCDB
Pictures of Teststrecke at RCDB

Teststrecke, meaning Test Track in German, is a portable steel roller coaster owned by the German showman partnership Meyer & Rosenzweig. It was imported from Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in 2008, and now generally tours in Germany, with occasional visits to the Netherlands. It was designed by the now-renowned ride engineer, Anton Schwarzkopf.

The trains on Teststrecke are themed to resemble racing cars and designed by Zierer. Each train has a single lap bars to secure riders in their seats. It can operate all three at peak times, but it runs with one when there are no queues.

The ride[edit]

An image of Teststrecke when it was Laser (previously Colossus) at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.

The ride starts with a slow 93-foot chain lift hill, leading to a right hand near vertical curved first drop, and two consecutive vertical loops. The ride then turns into left-hand helix, up and through the center of second loop. Another left turn helix, goes down and goes straight upward diagonally between the vertical loops, followed by a 360-degree helix, starting from right, leading into a brake run that leads into two right turns and back into the station.