Posted Thursday, February 13, 2003 5:08 AM | Contributed by supermandl
Six Flags announced yesterday the addition of seven new rides to La Ronde for the 2003 season. The lineup includes a variety of flat rides, as well as a wild mouse roller coaster to be called "Toboggan Nordique."
The new rides include a North American premiere. Indeed, the spectacular MANITOU will be the first thrill ride of its type in North America. Hanging from a giant 24 passenger six-sided circular gondola, riders will experience rapid fire spinning while swinging back and forth from a central axis as part of a breathtaking new ride sensation.
OK...that almost sounds like a KMG Afterburner. Was this perhaps purchased from the old Celebration City site, or does CC plan to operate theirs?
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It sounds like things are really picking up for the park (and for frisbee-type rides). I've always wanted to go to Montreal. This seems like a little added incentive. I wonder, will they accept US SF season passes?
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Hmm, what happened to my post before the last one? (I asked if anyone knew if any rides would be removed to make room for the new rides)*** This post was edited by Lord Zar the Pumpkin King 2/16/2003 1:22:24 PM ***
They are removing somes ride. In reality there's 3 more rides than the last year. 2 was removed, Tapis Volant and Astronef (because they are out of order! Or too expensive to continue to keep in order!) 2 others are replaced by new ones Autos Tampons and Carrousel Antique.
By the way for Vater the ride it's a hawk 24! Ride is installed in a kind of hole it's why the height of the ride is less than it's supposed!
Bye the way La Ronde will post on their website a couple of pictures of the constructions of theses rides
Well, I am a big fan of dark rides and am just hoping that that the old dark ride they have (Moulin de la Sorciere) as well as all of the current rollercoasters do not get removed, since I enjoyed these rides when I visited last year. With The Great Escape removing the Tornado dark ride and Cedar Point having already removed the Pirate ride, which was my favorite ride there, I also get concerned that new rides could mean the loss of old rides.