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|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Twin|
|Propulsion||2 chain lift hills|
|Top speed||50 km/h|
|Riders per train||8|
Cop Car Chase was a steel twin roller coaster at Movie Park Germany in Bottrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The coaster was built by Swiss manufacturer Intamin. Originally opened in June 1996 as Lethal Weapon Pursuit, this ride was once themed to the Lethal Weapon movie franchise. After a decade of operation, the attraction was demolished in 2006.
In June 1996, Lethal Weapon Pursuit opened to guests. It was billed as Germany's first racing roller coaster. This was also the star attraction at Warner Bros. Movie World Germany.
Lethal Weapon Pursuit featured an elaborate queue line with an outdoor streets portion. This area contained three vehicles, including a police car with a message that said "to protect and to serve". A crime scene was also shown with a red truck crashing into a lamp store. There was also graffiti on the walls.
In the ride's climax, there was a burning car effect that unleashed a trail of fire underneath the tracks. The effect was created by FX Illusions and the car was attached to a separate track with wire frames. Lethal Weapon Pursuit was the first roller coaster to feature a fire effect. This effect was recalled a few years after opening.
The ride was renamed Cop Car Chase in 2005 after the park was acquired by Star Parks. This led to the removal of all references to the Lethal Weapon movie franchise.
During the later years, the attraction became known as a rough ride and a single track was only operating. In August 2006, Cop Car Chase was closed down.
Once the trains were dispatched, they climbed up a 52.5 foot chain lift hill. Upon reaching the top, the trains made a left-handed drop. They passed through a hole in the structure and made a small drop before turning left. The trains entered the warehouse and dropped into a vertical loop enclosed in the building. They would go through a helix and run parallel. Both trains would climb the second chain lift hill and turn right. They went through the other side of the warehouse and headed into the car impound area. Following a small bunny hill, the trains passed several cars. The burning car effect that caused a trail a fire was located above the tracks. The trains went through a heartline roll in the opposite direction. After this, the trains turned right and stopped at the final brake run.
8 trains with 2 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 8 riders per train. The trains resembled police cars and featured over-the-shoulder harnesses.
The movie vehicles
The crime scene
The police car
The final portions
One of the trains
The entrance while it was Lethal Weapon Pursuit
- "Cop Car Chase". Movie Park Germany. https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/coasters/copcarchase_movieparkgermany. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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