La Ronde announces SLC for 2010

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 12:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The former Serial Thriller from defunct Six Flags Astroworld will find a new home in Montreal. The Vekoma SLC hasn't seen action since 2005.

Visit the official La Ronde site (English version).

Friday, September 25, 2009 2:17 AM

LOL...(ahem) ..Sorry. I just had to chuckle for a moment. Well, good for them I guess.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 2:45 AM

Zut alors!

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Friday, September 25, 2009 6:30 AM

Is the La Ronde park worth a visit?

I only live about four hours away.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 6:50 AM

Nice one... I think they should have placed it next to the Vampire, and renamed them Smooth and Bumpy. Now people will be able to see just how crap the Vekoma SLC's are compared to the B&M Inverts.

Last edited by Grant, Friday, September 25, 2009 6:51 AM
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Friday, September 25, 2009 8:13 AM

I'm all for marketing a ride as new even if it isn't. Otherwise, what's the point. But, "Awe Inspiring"? Yeah, people are going to see it and say, "Awe, that isn't very inspiring, we already have a coaster like that." :)

All joking aside, I'm sure the public will like it. They seem to ride SLC's everywhere else they're installed, so why wouldn't they ride it here too.

Last edited by Jason Hammond, Friday, September 25, 2009 8:14 AM
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Friday, September 25, 2009 9:40 AM

The trains are being rebuilt in the US, and if these prove to be a smooth ride, everything will be peachy.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 4:18 PM

Could this be getting the new "freedom seats" like Morey's got?

Edit: Correction made thanks to the warm reminder from a delightful New Jersey resident. :)

Last edited by Cropsey, Friday, September 25, 2009 6:47 PM
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Friday, September 25, 2009 5:45 PM

Like the The Maury Povich Show?

I'm from New Jersey. It's called Morey's.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 5:48 PM

The press release refers to the ride as "half-suspended." Huh?

Last edited by Mamoosh, Friday, September 25, 2009 5:50 PM
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Friday, September 25, 2009 11:02 PM

Whoever did the French to English translation missplaced the adjective "half." I'm sure they meant to write "a suspended coaster in which half of the ride is over the lake."

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:50 AM

I think it's pretty incredible it will be over the water. That is sure to add some uniqueness to it. This is what I was hoping they would do with Thunderhawk at Michigan's Adventure. Regardless of the awesome B&M lineup they already have at La Ronde, this is sure to please the guests.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 10:10 AM

You mean, unique like Infusion at Blackpool? ;-)
http://rcdb.com/3672.htm?p=19686

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 10:14 AM

I think he meant "unique" as in "not another like it in the USA." Of course one could argue that Great Nor'Easter is built over water, lol.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:31 PM

And the Gold Rusher at SFMM goes "under" water. ;)

Yes, La Ronde is worth a visit. IMO every park is worth a visit unless all you care about are coasters, then sometimes not.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 2:09 PM

Mamoosh said:
I think he meant "unique" as in "not another like it in the USA."

But it's not in the USA :)

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 2:33 PM

LOL...I had intended to say North America.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 6:30 PM

I got bored and happened to look at La Ronde's Facebook page. I don't know French, but it appears that people on there have already figured out that its the old Serial Thriller and that its just like almost any other Vekoma SLC out there.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 11:16 PM

^And I am sure that the people posting on that Facebook page are coaster enthusiasts.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 7:09 AM

The USA may as well invade and annex Canada. It'd make crossing the boarder less of pain in the butt.

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