What type of B&M is La Ronde getting.

Thursday, November 15, 2001 4:42 PM
I'm wondering what type and where the park is b/c I have never heard of it.
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 4:47 PM
a clone of batman: the ride

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 5:02 PM
Where is the park located.
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 5:15 PM
I believe it is located in Canada, possibly Montreal?  Correct meif I am wrong.
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 5:19 PM
Mustang is correct, the park is located near Montreal.

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 5:28 PM
a batman the ride clone... I dont remember exactly where I saw the pics but it had yellow track with purple supports on site
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 5:43 PM
It's a great coaster.  They'll be thrilled to have it, and rightly so...  Now, how to aleviate the lines..  Hmm..
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 5:49 PM
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=15671 (I know it has less replies, but it was the first)

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Friday, November 16, 2001 5:30 AM
The Park is on an island in the St Lawrence Seaway, right beside downtown Montreal.  The island was the site of the Worlds Fair in the 60's, and the park is the result.  

I saw something interesting when i was there on a sign on the island that tells about the Worlds Fair.   The land that La Ronde is built on was not originally there.......they filled in the water and added onto the island.

By the way, La Ronde is home to what i consider the best wooden coaster i have ridden, le Monstre.  It is a great 2 track, 2 course twister, very smooth flowing turns and twists and an awesome helix.  RCDB says its a William Cobb coaster.  It's not very well know because it sits in french canada, and it doesn't seem like many americans go that way......

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Friday, November 16, 2001 7:46 AM
Is the fact that it is a clone been confirmed?  I have a source --yeah I know...you all hate un-named sources --who thinks there is a good possibility it is an original design [although a clone would be cheaper].
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Friday, November 16, 2001 8:20 AM
I don't think that anything (or anyone) has stated that this ride is a clone of all the previous Batmen inverts.  Not only that, but has anyone been able to prove that this coaster is indeed an inverted coaster and not something else like a floorless? 

I would love to see something besides a Batman clone with the "Batman" theme... perhaps a design with a cobra roll or batwing or immelman?  Not to say that the clones are bad, but its always nice to see fresh B&M designs!

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Friday, November 16, 2001 8:31 AM
It is a BTR clone, a copy of the one already testing at WBMW Madrid.

Rumored name is just "Batman", which whould fit for both french and english guests to the park. Also, with the Cobra repainted nearby ( before, unpainted supports with faded yellow, now its green with black supports, pics coming next week I hope ), also rumored to get renamed "Le Sphynx", which is " The Riddler's" in french, we have a nice Gotham City.

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Friday, November 16, 2001 1:21 PM

super7 said:

By the way, La Ronde is home to what i consider the best wooden coaster i have ridden, le Monstre.  It is a great 2 track, 2 course twister, very smooth flowing turns and twists and an awesome helix.  RCDB says its a William Cobb coaster.  It's not very well know because it sits in french canada, and it doesn't seem like many americans go that way......

 
thank you, this coaster gets little attention, but it is great. The helix is wonderfully convoluted, giving you tons of lateral air as you negotiate it. I also love the way the track looks, with the diagonal ties in the track, rather than traditional straight ones. It's drawback is that it doesn't have a single huge drop, but it is pretty relentless, much like the Riverside Cyclone at SFNE.(also lacks a major drop, but makes up for it with brutality, although I haven't ridden since it was reprofiled recently)
-djansi
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*** This post was edited by djansi on 11/16/2001. ***

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Friday, November 16, 2001 3:29 PM
Monstre is a great woodie. Ranks second on my list, right behing the Comet at The Great Escape. Anyway, I'm pretty sure it'll be a B:TR clone. How are the clones? I've never riden one, and I'm really stoked that my home park is the receipient of Canada's first Beamer. Peace Out.
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