They spin nine hours every day, the roller coasters
"Winja's Fear" and "Winja's Force" at Phantasialand, Brühl. They have a
very good stand in the visitor's grace, because their highly complex technology
offers a ride packed with action. For the smooth operation and the contentment
of the riders there is more than a sophisticated control system needed, and in
the first instance it's the staff of the inspections team. They care for the
technical safety and the trouble-free operation. Their day begins at a quarter
to five in he crack of dawn. And the team of coastersandmore.de is present,
too. Read in the following article how "Winja's Force" and "Winja's Fear" are
put through their paces for four hours every day.
|Wuze Town -
The two spinning coasters manufactured by the Munich-based
company Maurer Söhne are the main attractions of the theme complex
Wuze Town. Phantasialand presented this completely enclosed
fantasy world for its 35th anniversary in 2002, taking the guests to the long
forgotten civilization of the Wuze clan. Just like their offspring the visitor
gets acquainted with gravity - on the Tittle Tattle Tree as well as on
the two spinning coasters.
Roller coasters with single cars that rotate during the ride
aren't a spectacular novelty, but the tracks of the two ones at Wuze
Town offer quite a few exclusive extras. So far unknown special effects
like vertical lifts, see-saw and bagging elements mark the highlights of this
trip through the mystic world of Wuze Town. At times the ride leads
highly above the heads of the visitors, then the cars spin around a
light-flooded rotunda to race through the darkness just an instant later.
Technical inspections and maintenance works are essential
before the two Winjas can begin their 9-hours long operation when the
park opens in the morning. The as yet unknown complexity of those coasters
demands an exceptionally accurate check prior to each start-up. It begins with
the cars, continues with the security facilities and ends with the
functionality test of the special effects. Coastersandmore.de attended
this procedure for a whole morning, from the initial system check at 5am to the
first rides with passengers.