|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|The Wild Mouse while it was at Alton Towers.|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Wild Mouse|
|Riders per train||4|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed30 mph
History[edit | edit source]
The ride was originally located at Wurstelprater where it operated under the name Speedy Gonzales.
In 1988, the roller coaster opened at Alton Towers in the United Kingdom. Named Alton Mouse, it was located in the Talbot Street area of the park, adjacent to Alton Beast. The placement of the two roller coasters led to complaints from local residents that they could be seen and heard from outside the park. In 1989, the local planning committee ordered the park to remove both roller coasters by the end of the year. However following noise complaints from residents and negotiations with the owners of the park, the roller coasters were allowed to remain until the end of 1991 and planning permission was granted in advance for a new roller coaster to replace them, opening in 1992. Alton Mouse was duly removed after the 1991 season.
The roller coaster opened once again at Idlewild as Wild Mouse on May 15, 1993.
Wild Mouse did not operate at all during the 2012 season. It eventually reopened in 2013.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
Single car. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car.
References[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Present||Auto BergBahn • Boomerang • Der Zug des Manitu • Dizzy Mouse • Hochschaubahn • Insider • Maskerade • Megablitz • Race • Super 8er Bahn • Teststrecke • Volare • Wilde Maus|
|Former||Achterbahn • Cortina Bobs • Düsenspirale • Einschienenbahn • Flugbahn • Galaxia • Höllenblitz • Hochbahn • Hochbahn • Hochbahn • Hochschaubahn • Jet Star II • Looping Bahn • Loopingbahn • Luna-Bahn • Niagara-Wasserbahn • Olympia Looping • Rodelbahn • Speedy Gonzales • Vierer-Bob • Wasserrutschbahn • Wiener Looping • Wilde Maus|