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Maurer AG
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1876 (1876)
Founder Maurer Söhne
Headquarters Munich, Germany[1]
Number of locations
Germany, China, Turkey[1]
Area served
More than 50 countries[1]
Products Amusement rides, bridges, roller coasters, steel buildings[1]
Number of employees
700 (2009)[1]
Divisions Maurer Rides, Structural Protection Systems, Structural Steelwork
Website www.maurer.eu

Maurer AG is a steel construction company and roller coaster manufacturer. Founded in Munich, Germany in 1876, the company has built many styles of steel buildings, ranging from bridges, industrial buildings, and even art structures.[1] While known for building various wild mouse coasters, Maurer Söhne has been branching out into spinning, looping, and launching coasters recently. The company also produces a free-fall tower ride. On December 15, 2014, the company changed its name from Maurer Söhne GmbH & Co. KG to Maurer AG.[2]

Roller coasters[edit]

The non-inverting loop element of Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit at Universal Studios Florida - a music X-Coaster.

In 1993, Maurer took over the amusement ride division of a fellow German firm, BHS.[3] BHS constructed four Schwarzkopf-designed roller coasters, working with Sansei Yusoki and Zierer in the process.[4][5][6][7] Maurer's first ride was a custom looping roller coaster called Venus GP that opened at Space World in 1996.[8][9] Since then they have produced almost 50 roller coasters including spinning, launched, racing and wild mouse roller coasters.[10][11]

One of the first types of roller coaster that Maurer manufactured was a wild mouse. The design, known as Wilde Maus Classic, was first installed as Kopermijn at Drievliet Family Park in 1996.[12] At the end of 2010, the Wilde Maus Classic design has been replicated at 13 locations around the world.[13]

In 2000, the S-Coaster was introduced by Maurer.[9] The S-Coaster is Maurer's spinning roller coaster design.[14] It is the most popular design (in terms of installations) that Maurer has ever produced with over 21 installations worldwide.[15]

Maurer's X-Coaster comes in a variety of different designs: X-Car, X-Train and SkyLoop. Under the X-Car category Maurer manufactures rides with launches,[16] vertical lifts,[17] floorless cars[18] and cars with embedded music systems.[19] An X-Train X-Coaster is one which features 4-across seating (2 seats above the track and one on either side of the track as a floorless seat). Under the SkyLoop category Maurer has a variety of models including XT 150 (150 m (490 ft) in length),[20] XT 450 (450 m (1,480 ft) in length),[21] launched[22] and custom designs.[23]

Most recently, in 2010, Maurer introduced the R-Coaster. The R-Coaster is a type of racing roller coaster which features several sets of Linear Synchronous Motors on two parallel tracks. The first, and currently only, R-Coaster is Fiorano GT Challenge at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.[24][25]

List of roller coasters[edit]

Sky Wheel at Skyline Park is a SkyLoop XT 150 X-Coaster.


As of 2018, Maurer AG has built 61 roller coasters around the world.[26]

Name Model Park Country Opened Status Ref
Star Wars Spinning Coaster Wonder Island Russia Russia Unknown Removed [27]
Kopermijn Wild Mouse Drievliet Netherlands Netherlands 1996 Operating [28]
Venus GP
Formerly Venus
Looping Coaster Space World Japan Japan 1996 Removed [8]
Crazy Mine Wild Mouse Hansa Park Germany Germany 1997 Operating [29]
Wilde Maus Wild Mouse Wiener Prater Austria Austria 1997 Operating [30]
Wild Mouse Wild Mouse Lagoon United States United States 1998 Operating [31]
Rattlesnake Wild Mouse Chessington World of Adventures United Kingdom United Kingdom 1998 Operating [32]
Wild Mouse Wild Mouse Dorney Park United States United States 2000 Operating [33]
Go Bananas!
Formerly Bug Out
Wild Mouse Wild Adventures United States United States 2000 Operating [34]
Twistrix Spinning Coaster Drievliet Netherlands Netherlands 2001 Operating [35]
Winjas Spinning Coaster SC3000 Phantasialand Germany Germany 2002 Operating [36]
Spider Spinning Coaster SC2000 Lagoon United States United States 2003 Operating [37]
Wild Storm Spinning Coaster Compact O-World South Korea South Korea 2003 Operating [38]
The Whirlwind Spinning Coaster SC2000 Seabreeze Amusement Park United States United States 2004 Operating [39]
Dragon's Fury Spinning Coaster SC3000 Chessington World of Adventures United Kingdom United Kingdom 2004 Operating [40]
Spinball Whizzer
Formerly Sonic Spinball
Spinning Coaster SC2200 Alton Towers United Kingdom United Kingdom 2004 Operating [41]
Steel Dragon Spinning Coaster SC2000 Waldameer United States United States 2004 Operating [42]
Sky Wheel SkyLoop XT 150 Skyline Park Germany Germany 2004 Operating [43]
Twister Spinning Coaster SC3000 Habtoorland Lebanon Lebanon 2004 to 2010 Closed [44]
Tarántula Spinning Coaster SC3000 Parque de Atracciones de Madrid Spain Spain 2005 Operating [45]
G Force X-Car Drayton Manor United Kingdom United Kingdom 2005 Operating [46]
Unknown Wild Mouse Al Hokair Land Theme Park Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 2006 Operating [47]
X Coaster SkyLoop XT 150 Magic Springs & Crystal Falls United States USA 2006 Operating [48]
Abismo SkyLoop XT 450 Parque de Atracciones de Madrid Spain Spain 2006 Operating [49]
Formule X X-Car Drievliet Netherlands Netherlands 2007 Operating [50]
Xtreme Spinning Coaster SC2000 Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin'
Drievliet
United States United States 2007
2004 to 2006
Operating [51]
[52]
Crush's Coaster Spinning Coaster Walt Disney Studios Park France France 2007 Operating [53]
Salama Spinning Coaster SC3000 Linnanmäki Finland Finland 2008 Operating [54]
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit X-Car Universal Studios Florida United States United States 2009 Operating [55]
Spinning Coaster Spinning Coaster Compact Holnemvolt Park Hungary Hungary 2009 to 2013 Removed [56]
Wild Mouse Wild Mouse Funtown Splashtown USA
Jolly Roger Amusement Park
United States United States 2009
2002 to 2006
Operating [57]
[58]
Dream Coaster X-Car Dream City Iraq Iraq 2010 Operating [59]
Fiorano GT Challenge Family Launch Coaster Ferrari World United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 2010 Operating [24]
Shock X-Car Rainbow MagicLand Italy Italy 2011 Operating [60]
Wild Maus Wild Mouse Antibes Land
Europark
France France 2011 to 2013
2007 to 2010
Removed [61]
[62]
Naga Bay
Formerly Dizz
Spinning Coaster SC3000 Bobbejaanland Belgium Belgium 2011 Operating [63]
Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum
Formerly Road Runner Express
Wild Mouse Six Flags New England
Kentucky Kingdom
United States United States 2011
2000 to 2009
Operating [64]
[65]
Cagliostro Spinning Coaster SC3000 Rainbow MagicLand Italy Italy 2011 Operating [66]
Ukko SkyLoop XT 150 Linnanmäki Finland Finland 2011 Operating [67]
Spinner
Formerly Speedy
Spinning Coaster Compact Skara Sommarland
Abenteuer Park Oberhausen
Sweden Sweden 2011
2001 to 2010
Operating [68]
[69]
Clouds Of Fairyland SkyLoop XT 150 Joyland China China 2011 Operating [70]
Freischütz X-Car Bayern Park Germany Germany 2011 Operating [71]
BuzzSaw SkyLoop XT 150 Dreamworld Australia Australia 2011 Operating [72]
Wilde Maus Wild Mouse Freizeit-Land Geiselwind Germany Germany 2012 to 2013 Removed [73]
Hidden Anaconda SkyLoop XT 150 Happy Valley Wuhan China China 2012 Operating [74]
Terror Twister SkyLoop XT 150 Fantawild Adveture Zhengzhou China China 2012 Operating [75]
Crazy Car
Formerly FamilyCo Express
X-Car Happy Valley Wuhan China China 2013 Operating [76]
Terror Twister SkyLoop XT 150 Nantong Adventure Land China China 2013 Operating [77]
Sky Spin
Formerly Whirlwind
Spinning Coaster SC2000 Skyline Park
Camelot Theme Park
Germany Germany 2013
2003 to 2012
Operating [78]
[79]
Insider
Formerly Spinning Coaster Maihime
Spinning Coaster Compact Wiener Prater
Tokyo Dome City
Austria Austria 2013
2000 to 2011
Operating [80]
[81]
Undertow Spinning Coaster SC2000 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk United States United States 2013 Operating [82]
Marble Madness
Formerly Wild Mouse
Wild Mouse Pleasurewood Hills
Flamingo Land
United Kingdom United Kingdom 2014
1997 to 2012
Operating [83]
[84]
Terror Twister SkyLoop XT 150 Fantawild Dreamland Xiamen China China 2015 Operating [85]
Laff Trakk Spinning Coaster SC2000 Hersheypark United States United States 2015 Operating [86]
Unknown Spinning Coaster Respublika Ukraine Ukraine 2015 Closed [87]
Dragon Legend X-Car Romon U-Park China China 2016 Operating [88]
Dragon Flight Spinning Coaster Eontime World China China 2015 Operating [89]
Sky Dragster Spike Coaster Skyline Park Germany Germany 2017 Operating [90]
Käpt'n Jack's Wilde Maus
Formerly Holly's Wilde Autofahrt
Formerly Rat
Formerly Wild Mouse
Wild Mouse Eifelpark
Holiday Park
Loudoun Castle
Dreamland
Germany Germany 2017
2010 to 2016
2005 to 2009
1998 to 2004
Operating [91]
[92]
[93]
[94]
Unknown
Formerly Wilde Maus
Wild Mouse Children's Park
Attrapark
Russia Russia 2018
2007 to 2016
Operating [95]
[96]
Unknown Spike Coaster Mirabilandia Italy Italy 2019 Under construction [97]

Maurer German Wheels[edit]

Maurer German Wheels is a subsidiary of Maurer Söhne. It manufactures the R80XL giant Ferris wheel under licence from Bussink Design.[98]

References[edit]

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  28. ^ Marden, Duane. "Kopermijn  (Drievliet)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  29. ^ Marden, Duane. "Crazy Mine  (Hansa Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
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  31. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wild Mouse  (Lagoon)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  32. ^ Marden, Duane. "Rattlesnake  (Chessington World of Adventures)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  33. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wild Mouse  (Dorney Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  34. ^ Marden, Duane. "Go Bananas!  (Wild Adventures)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  35. ^ Marden, Duane. "Twistrix  (Drievliet)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  36. ^ Marden, Duane. "Winjas  (Phantasialand)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
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  39. ^ Marden, Duane. "Whirlwind  (Seabreeze)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  40. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dragon's Fury  (Chessington World of Adventures)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  41. ^ Marden, Duane. "Spinball Whizzer  (Alton Towers)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  42. ^ Marden, Duane. "Steel Dragon  (Waldameer)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  43. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sky Wheel  (Skyline Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  44. ^ Marden, Duane. "Twister  (Habtoorland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  45. ^ Marden, Duane. "Tarántula  (Parque de Atracciones de Madrid)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  46. ^ Marden, Duane. "G Force  (Drayton Manor)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  47. ^ Marden, Duane. "Unknown  (Al Hokair Land Theme Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  48. ^ Marden, Duane. "X Coaster  (Magic Springs & Crystal Falls)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  49. ^ Marden, Duane. "Abismo  (Parque de Atracciones de Madrid)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  50. ^ Marden, Duane. "Formule X  (Drivliet)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  51. ^ Marden, Duane. "Xtreme  (Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin')". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  52. ^ Marden, Duane. "Xtreme  (Drievliet)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  53. ^ Marden, Duane. "Crush's Coaster  (Walt Disney Studios Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  54. ^ Marden, Duane. "Salama  (Linnanmäki)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  55. ^ Marden, Duane. "Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit  (Universal Studios Florida)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  56. ^ Marden, Duane. "Spinning Coaster  (Holnemvolt Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  57. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wild Mouse  (Funtown Splashland USA)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  58. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wild Mouse  (Jolly Roger Amusement Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  59. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dream Coaster  (Dream City)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  60. ^ Marden, Duane. "Shock  (Rainbow MagicLand)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  61. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wild Maus  (Antibes Land)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  62. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wild Maus  (Europark)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  63. ^ Marden, Duane. "Naga Bay  (Bobbejaanland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  64. ^ Marden, Duane. "Gotham City Gauntlet Escape from Arkham Asylum  (Six Flags New England)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  65. ^ Marden, Duane. "Road Runner Express  (Kentucky Kingdom)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  66. ^ Marden, Duane. "Cagliostro  (Rainbow MagicLand)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  67. ^ Marden, Duane. "Ukko  (Linnanmäki)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  68. ^ Marden, Duane. "Spinner  (Skara Sommarland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  69. ^ Marden, Duane. "Speedy  (Abenteuer Park Oberhausen)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  70. ^ Marden, Duane. "Clouds Of Fairyland  (Joyland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  71. ^ Marden, Duane. "Freischütz  (Bayern Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  72. ^ Marden, Duane. "BuzzSaw  (Dreamworld)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  73. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wilde Maus  (Freizeit-Land Geiselwind)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  74. ^ Marden, Duane. "Hidden Anaconda  (Hapy Valley Wuhan)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  75. ^ Marden, Duane. "Terror Twister  (Fantawild Adveture Zhengzhou)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  76. ^ Marden, Duane. "Crazy Car  (Hapy Valley Wuhan)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  77. ^ Marden, Duane. "Terror Twister  (Nantong Adventure Land)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  78. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sky Spin  (Skyline Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  79. ^ Marden, Duane. "Whirlwind  (Camelot Theme Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  80. ^ Marden, Duane. "Insider  (Wiener Prater)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  81. ^ Marden, Duane. "Spinning Coaster Maihime  (Tokyo Dome City)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  82. ^ Marden, Duane. "Undertow  (Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  83. ^ Marden, Duane. "Marble Madness  (Pleasurewood Hills)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  84. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wild Mouse  (Flamingo Land)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  85. ^ Marden, Duane. "Terror Twister  (Fantawild Dreamland Xiamen)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  86. ^ Marden, Duane. "Laff Trakk  (Hersheypark)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  87. ^ Marden, Duane. "Unknown  (Respublika)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  88. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dragon Legend  (Romon U-Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  89. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dragon Flight  (Eontime World)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  90. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sky Dragster  (Skyline Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  91. ^ Marden, Duane. "Käpt'n Jack's Wilde Maus  (Eifelpark)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  92. ^ Marden, Duane. "Holly's Wilde Autofahrt  (Holiday Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  93. ^ Marden, Duane. "Rat  (Loudoun Castle)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  94. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wild Mouse  (Dreamland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  95. ^ Marden, Duane. "Unknown  (Children's Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  96. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wilde Maus  (Attrapark)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  97. ^ Marden, Duane. "Unknown  (Mirabilandia)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  98. ^ Bussink launches world's tallest transportable Ferris Wheel Archived 2013-06-30 at Archive.is

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