MONTREAL, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - La Ronde announced today the debut for May 2010 of a new, awe-inspiring, half-suspended roller coaster over lac des Dauphins, made possible by a major investment by Six Flags Inc. To mark the start of construction, La Ronde is launching a promotion as thrilling as the new roller coaster itself: visitors who buy a 2010 season passport as of today will be invited to be the first to experience this new extreme sensation, by boarding the ride before it is opened to the general public!
What's different about this ride is that half of its twisting 689-metre course is over water. Towering at 33 metres, the new roller coaster will include five inversions and zoom along at close to 90 kilometres an hour. Featuring two trains with a capacity of 20 passengers each, the ride promises to deliver an extraordinary experience.
Work on the coaster has already begun near the Jardin des Étoiles and an observation deck will allow guests to view the progress of La Ronde's latest thrill machine. In the coming months, La Ronde will unveil the new ride's name and other details on its Facebook page and web site at www.laronde.com.
The roller coaster manufacturer, Vekoma, is well-known in Montreal, having designed three of La Ronde's most popular rides: Super Manège, Boomerang and Grande Roue - the latter two are celebrating their 25th anniversary this month.
The announcement comes just a few weeks after fans chose The Monster, La Ronde's signature ride, as the number one roller coaster in The Tournament of Thrills on Facebook.
La Ronde open till Halloween
La Ronde will be open every weekend until Halloween on October 31, as well as on Thanksgiving Day, October 12. The 2009 end of season passport is available for just $4.02 more than one regular-price ride admission. The 2010 season passport, which guarantees a seat on the very first ride of the new roller coaster, is also now available, at a cost of $75 ($70 online).
About Six Flags: La Ronde is the property of Six Flags, Inc., a publicly-traded corporation (SIXFQ) headquartered in New York City and the world's largest regional theme park company with 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Photos available (password sent by email on request): http://laronde.sixflagsink.com/
SOURCE La Ronde
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