La Ronde adding seven new rides for 2003

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."

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Thursday, February 13, 2003 5:33 AM
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?

Moosh

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Thursday, February 13, 2003 6:00 AM
I thought that CC kept the Afterburner when the rides were auctioned off. Is that really the only example of that ride in North America?

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-Rob

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Thursday, February 13, 2003 6:17 AM
No, there are probably 10 or 12 Afterburners in North America. This is the first 24-seat Zamperla Discovery in the U.S. The complete ride package at LaRonde is from Zamperla.

Adam

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Thursday, February 13, 2003 6:49 AM
Thanks, Adam! I forgot about Zamperla [sorry, Mark!].

Moosh

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Thursday, February 13, 2003 10:55 AM
This is the first 24-seat Zamperla Discovery in the U.S

Canada or North America.. not the U.S.

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Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:46 AM
"Canada or North America.. not the U.S."

Oops, yeah, North America. Mighty Bluegrass Shows is getting a 20 passenger model, but I am not positive if any additional parks are getting the 24 model from them this season.

Adam

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Thursday, February 13, 2003 1:39 PM
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? -'Moosh

No CCity still has theirs. It is on location near the flume ride in the Boardwalk section of the park.

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Thursday, February 13, 2003 2:03 PM
What kind of ride is the ride called Vertigo?
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Thursday, February 13, 2003 5:05 PM
Here's the rides for La Ronde :

Vertigo - Hawk 24 (Zamperla)
Manitou - Discovery (Zamperla)
Toboggan Nordique - Zig Zag (Zamperla)
Tour de Ville - Flying Carrousel (Zamperla)
Tasses Magiques - Tea Cup (Zamperla)
Grand Carrousel - A chance Morgan carrousel
Autos Tamponneuse - RDC Bumpers Cars

i hope you hav eall information you want.

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CHAP!!

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Thursday, February 13, 2003 6:44 PM
I was thinking the Vertigo was a Zamperla Power Surge, since the press release claims it is 60 feet high. The Hawk is 70 feet.

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-Vater
Take a ride...

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Friday, February 14, 2003 4:29 AM
Nice I wonder if they have started construction yet.

I am definantly happy with the work six flags is putting into la ronde. I came up here from southern california and it is nice to have a six flags park with in 5mins durring the summer.

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Friday, February 14, 2003 6:05 AM
(begin butt-head voice) CHAP! said Tampon huh-huh (end Butt-Head voice)

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?

lata, jeremy

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Friday, February 14, 2003 6:09 AM
As of last year SF passes were accepted and La Ronde passes were accepted at all SF parks.. of which I took full advantage.
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Saturday, February 15, 2003 9:52 AM
And on a side note, I too was able to use my Six Flags Worlds of Adventure season pass at La Ronde.
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Saturday, February 15, 2003 6:57 PM
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 ***
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Sunday, February 16, 2003 8:04 AM
It was deleted because you need to learn to edit your posts.

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Sunday, February 16, 2003 3:10 PM
to lord zar the pumpkin king : the ride that was semolished that i know of it the astronef (kamikazee)

im so happy laronde is become bigger! it such a cool park :)

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Sunday, February 16, 2003 5:32 PM
Hi,

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

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CHAP!!

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Monday, February 17, 2003 1:35 AM
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.
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