Stationary Zippers?

I just checked Netflix. It's not available on instant, but they do have the DVD.


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LostKause's avatar

It was filmed at Six Flags La Ronde in Canada, I think. It would be nutty to rent it just to see the Zipper scene, because it only lasts a few minutes. The movie does feature other rides at the park as well. The kids in the movie climb the lift of the wooden coaster once or twice, which was cool.

Wouldn't it bring this topic right back around if it were discovered that the Zipper at La Ronde was in fact a non-trailer version? lol


Judging by the trailer, that's definitely not La Ronde. It looks like Playland in Vancouver to me.

Besides, I'm 99.9% positive that La Ronde doesn't have a Zipper. :)

-Nate

LostKause's avatar

I have very limited knowledge on which park that could have been, so thanks for the help. :)


coasterdude318 said:
Judging by the trailer, that's definitely not La Ronde. It looks like Playland in Vancouver to me.

Besides, I'm 99.9% positive that La Ronde doesn't have a Zipper. :)

-Nate

I just added it to my queue. According to the description, it takes place in Vancouver, so your statement seems on target.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

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janfrederick's avatar

And that would make sense. A LOT of movies are filmed there on the cheap.


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Lord Gonchar's avatar

If anyone is interested, my Trimper's Zipper video is online both at YouTube and Vimeo.

I guess it's important being the only stationary Zipper left...and even that could be threatened if I'm to believe this web site - Save Trimper's Rides


rollergator's avatar

^Yes, believe it. Like Belmont (threatened, but saved this time around), and Miracle Strip and MB Pavilion before it, and innumerable other beachside parks that have been lost - the real estate value of land on the ocean/gulf simply goes too high to justify its continued use as amusement space. With rising values come rising taxes - and local jurisdictions need to shore up revenues in the absence of declining state and federal funding...

Of course, a lot of times the economy sputters, or the plans fall through, and we're left instead with idle beachfront/adjacent property.

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