Visit us from 13.11 - 16.11.2018 at the IAAPA in Orlando, Maurer Rides Booth 4803.
For Steve Boney, shown taking a spin on the 1962-built wooden Wild Mouse at Luna Park in Sydney, Australia, working in the amusement industry is a satisfying and irresistible ride. Read why Steve has been one of the greatest additions to Maurer Rides for 12 years now! Thank you Janice from Amusement Today. [Learn more]
This year's EAS Show will take place in Amsterdam from September 25-27. Maurer Rides will present a few very special ideas and projects at Europe's largest trade fair for the leisure industry. Visit us and get to know new applications of the SPIKE Coaster; the first interactive roller coaster, which breaks through previous limits and offers unimagined possibilities and freedoms. [Learn more]
After more than 36 years, Hermann Bockhorni will go into well-deserved retirement on September 1 as one of the longest-serving fundamental employees. In 1982, he started at Maurer as a project engineer for chimney construction and moved to the amusement rides division in 2003. At the beginning, he was responsible for costing and quotation preparation, and over the years he took over the duties of Sales Director. We thank him for his loyalty to our company and wish him all the best and health for many more active years. [Learn more]
After the first 5000 meters of bending of roller coaster tracks has resulted in a great success: The new 3D tube bending machine and the innovative Maurer XBend process achieved outstanding production accuracy. The deviations from the theoretical geometry of the CAD model are extremely small (see diagram). On the one hand, this is a further successful step towards the perfect driving experience, on the other hand, subsequent development time can be reduced, and previously necessary corrective measures can be almost completely avoided. [Learn more]
The "Ducati World", a new themed area dedicated entirely to the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, comes to Mirabilandia Park, Ravenna (Italy). The main attraction will be an interactive roller coaster on which passengers will become a Ducati Panigale V4 Superbike rider. More information will be announced at the EAS show in Amsterdam. [Learn more]
The new SPIKE "Racer" layout is even more sporty and interactive with a new Moto GP style. The special feature here is the constant alternation of straight acceleration sections and narrow hairpin bends. Five straightaways allow the riders to accelerate through with the full 1.2g in order to really get into the curve and to fully accelerate out again. No other launch coaster offers so much fun. Only with the Spike can the passenger himself give full throttle in a high-performance machine! Of course, this layout is freely scalable as required. [Learn more]
This year IAAPA celebrates its 100th anniversary. During the annual Asia Fair at the Convention Center in Hong Kong, the Maurer Rides sales team also took part in the celebrations at Ocean Park. As one of its senior members, Maurer Rides can look back on a long and successful cooperation with IAAPA and is already looking forward to another exciting 100 years together!
Maurer Rides has developed a new transfer table and switch technology and applied for its patent. Based on Maurer's special know-how in expansion joint technology, pitch errors in the rack are cleverly avoided so that SPIKE vehicles can be quickly inserted and removed during the operation of the track. By minimizing the rail gap, the points can also be used as a special effect and can be crossed without problems at maximum speed. The technology has now been integrated into the Skyline Park in Germany to provide the operator with convenient maintenance.
As part of Maurer's continued international relationship, American intern, Zach Davies, gave a tour to 20 other STEM students attending Historically Black Colleges. The students are currently taking a 2-week trip of Germany to see what it's like to be in a foreign country. After viewing our production facility and enjoying a brief presentation, the students went to Skyline Park to ride our roller coasters.
Just in time for the start of the season, the SPIKE® Merchandising Online Shop opens for all our hardcore fans. Maurer Rides offers a wide range of high-quality products for SPIKE® and MAURER RIDES enthusiasts with T-shirts, caps, hoodies and many other accessories. We invite you to "Get your shirt before the next park visit." [Learn more]