Marble Madness

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Marble Madness
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Marble Madness in 2014
roller coaster
Pleasurewood Hills
Location Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, UK
Status Operating since June 27, 2014
Flamingo Land
Location Malton, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Operated 1997 to 2012
Replaced by Hero
Manufacturer Maurer Rides
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Wild Mouse
Model / product Wilde Maus Classic
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 900
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 18 metres × 40 metres
Height15 metres
Top speed45 km/h
Length370 metres
Steepest drop46°
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The roller coaster in 2016
The ride in its original paint job

Marble Madness is a steel wild mouse roller coaster at Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, UK. Built by Maurer Rides, the ride opened on June 27, 2014. It previously operated at Flamingo Land from 1997 to 2012.

History[edit | edit source]

Wild Mouse was built in 1997. The track was painted pink and the supports yellow.

The Wild Mouse received recorded audio announcements (in a squeaky mouse voice) in 2007. The following year, the station building was changed and the ride received a new paint job (blue track with orange supports).

After the 2012 season, the Wild Mouse was dismantled.[1] In July 2013, Hero opened where the Wild Mouse once stood. It is a Volare roller coaster manufactured by Zamperla.

In early 2013, Wild Mouse appeared on Zamperla's used rides website. It was later sold to Pleasurewood Hills. The name was revealed to be Marble Madness on February 5, 2014.[2] The ride was renovated, with the track being repainted orange and the supports purple. Faces were added to the trains. It reopened on June 27, 2014.[3] It is located on the former spot of Fireball, which has been relocated within the park.

Design[edit | edit source]

Marble Madness features seven switchbacks and a few drops and twists after those. It also has a transfer track which can store some of the cars when not in use.

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car. As part of its relocation to Pleasurewood Hills, the cars were repainted yellow and model eyes were added to the front.

Images[edit | edit source]

The following photographs were taken in 2010, while the roller coaster was at Flamingo Land.

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