Russell Meyer

Published: July 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

I'm not a fan of the "family inverted" coasters. For one, they are notorious slow loaders usually only capable of single-train operation. Secondly, the height requirement is usually 48", which is typically tall enough for many adult coasters (most full-sized inverts have a 52" height requirement), so there's really no point to these little coasters since they serve such a small niche of the guests in the park. Finally, the rides are not all that exciting or dramatically different from standard kiddie coasters that allow a much larger range of guests to ride.

Published: July 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Is this new 'Puss in Boots' coaster an inverted one?
And it kind of looks like the zamperla volare...what do you think?
Russell Meyer

Published: July 30, 2014 at 10:56 AM

It is listed on rcdb as a family inverted coaster from Zamperla ( The photo presented here does really show much, but it's pretty clearly an inverted or suspended (track above riders) coaster of some type. Taking a closer look at the track, it's probably not a single-train style family invert like Flying Ace Aerial Chase at many Cedar Fair parks (Vekomas). The tight turns shown in the photo seem to indicate small trains, perhaps just one or two rows of riders, which still won't provide any more capacity than a single, long train seen on my family inverts.