Teststrecke

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Teststrecke
Teststrecke Karlsruhe.JPG
Teststrecke at Karlsruhe
Germany
Status Operating
Opening date 2009 (2009)
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Name Laser
Status Relocated to Germany
Opening date May 1986 (1986-05)
Closing date November 1, 2008 (2008-11-01)
Replaced by Stinger
Laser at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom at RCDB
Pictures of Laser at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom at RCDB
Playcenter São Paulo
Name Colossus
Status Relocated
Opening date Unknown
Closing date 1986 (1986)
Colossus at Playcenter São Paulo at RCDB
Pictures of Colossus at Playcenter São Paulo at RCDB
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)
Length 2,200 ft (670 m)
Speed 52 mph (84 km/h)
Inversions 2
Duration 2:00
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)

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 generally tours in Germany, with occasional visits to the Netherlands. It was designed by renowned ride engineer Anton Schwarzkopf. The ride was previously named Laser and Colossus.

The trains on Teststrecke are themed to resemble racing cars and designed by Sunkid GmbH. 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 coaster is portable in that it is not attached to the ground, but is anchored by pools of water.

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.