Wild Mouse (Idlewild & SoakZone)

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Wild Mouse
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The Wild Mouse while it was at Alton Towers.
roller coaster
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Idlewild & SoakZone
Location Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since 15 May 1993
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
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Alton Towers
Location Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK
Operated 1988 to 1991
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Wurstelprater
Location Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Operated 1985 to 1987
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Wild Mouse
Model / product Wild Mouse
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 480
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height56.1 feet
Top speed30 mph
Length1640.42 feet
Inversions0
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Wild Mouse is a steel wild mouse roller coaster located at Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA. It was the only wild mouse roller coaster to ever be manufactured by Vekoma.

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.[1] Alton Mouse was duly removed after the 1991 season.

The roller coaster opened once again at Idlewild as Wild Mouse on May 15, 1993.[2]

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.

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