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  1. That sounds like the english speaking six flags employees tried coming up with the name by looking at an english to french dictionary Actually, the "supermanège" was installed in 1981 and it was the first time at La Ronde that you could get upside down on a roller coaster. And it did it twice! That's why it was, at this time, a super ride. They never changed the name. 30 something years later, I can understand how some people think the name doesn't fit the ride anymore.
  2. I always thought that all wave pools worked the same way, with those big pannels that push up the water. Here is the one at St-Sauveur waterpark, not too far from Montreal, canada. Great view of the wave system at 1:04 [youtu_be] [/youtu_be]
  3. Pretty bad..... at least 20 minutes for Dragon and 30 minutes for Toboggan Nordique. If you get a flash pass, instead of running to vampire or goliath in the morning and then wait 30 minutes for flats rides in the afternoon, start with the smaller rides in the morning. Nobody in lines. Toboggan nordique Disco-Ronde Dragon Demon (better in the morning, before the heat makes the brake slip, ending with a boring ride in the afternoon) Phoenix Pitoune (log flume) Then use your flashpass for the coasters. You'll end up having a great day and going on a lot more rides than people without flashpass who try to do all the coasters early and end up waiting 30-40 minutes on each, before the 2nd trains are on the rides. And i'll repeat it another time, try DEMON in the morning ! It really is an awesome ride but sometimes it fails to do it's flips, and most of the time it's in the end of the afternoon. In the morning it's the craziest flat ride at the park.
  4. ITs funny that both La Ronde and discovery kingdom will have the smaller and the bigger version. We have the original zamperla Discovery and you have a Huss frisbee.
  5. Manitou is the original version of zamperla's Discovery ride. It used to swing past 90 degrees for the first 2 or 3 seasons. Then it was lowered to 90 degrees for a few seasons. Now it doesn't swing past 45 degrees..... It used to be awesome but now it's just a fun family ride. I've been complaining about La Ronde still calling Manitou a "thrill ride" for a few years now. Titan is making me really happy now ! Then can keep Manitou if they want. It's still a great ride, but it'S definitly not the "thrill ride" it used to be, and it has never been the thrill ride that Titan will be ! It's a nicely themed ride though....
  6. Everyone thinks CF's additions are crap ? Well I't take any troika over a Zamperla Disko, and I'd prefer any Mondial Top Scan or Inferno rides over a Larson Loop........
  7. I know it's a little off-topic now, but here is the first video of "Gravitor" (Rush Street Flyer) at La Ronde. I've been at the park a couple of times, and everyone seem to love the ride!
  8. Rush Street Flyer opened yesterday under it's new name and theme : Gravitor. Apparently La Ronde did a lot of work on the ride and got a lot of new mechanical parts. It's the beginning of a second life for this "Falling Star" ride. I went on it today. It looks pretty boring when you look at it, but it's actually a fun ride. I think La Ronde's customers will be glad that the park got it. The park was lacking family rides.
  9. Some news from La Ronde Here is what Rush Street Flyer (now called Gravitor) will look like :
  10. Allright. I'm afraid that when I'll try this ride, it will make me miss the zierer Flying Carpet more than I already do. This ride was so fast and violent. I think the Zierer versions are the best of all the flying carpet type rides.
  11. Thanks for the pics ! So , was the Rush Street Flyer a great ride ? Any sensations at all? People seemed to love the ride, but I kinda find it slow when I look at the vids on youtube.....
  12. La Ronde always use french name for their ride, except for proper noun like "Goliath" or words that doesn't really exist like "Gravitor". Vampire is a french word, Demon is also a french word, Boomerang is also accepted as a french word. They already made announcement for Gravitor, so that's why they just kept the same name. The won't use "mass transit with a twist" anywhere, it's juste the way six flags describe the ride on the video. Gravitor was originally supposed to be a Gosetto "Party Dance" ride. Very small ride that looks like a shopping mall ride, not a Six Flags amusement park type of ride ! I'm glad they went with the rush street flyer instead. I looked at a lot of videos of the Rush Street Flyer and it looks very slow to me. We used to have a Zierer Flying Carpet 10-15 years ago that was CRAZY FAST. Is the Rush Street Flyer a good ride ? Any airtime at all ? Any good sensation? In every comments I read about Rush Street Flyer, people seamed to love this ride, so I guess it isn't that boring at all. As for the location in the park, I was told that the "Avenue Adventure" with the Gravitor and the new Flying Scooter ride called "Phoenix" will be behing the Demon ride (Mondial Roll Over), next to the Huss Pirate. That's funny because the Huss Rainbow that La Ronde used to have in the 80's was where the Huss Pirate is sitting today, and later, in the 90's, the Zierer Flying Carpet was almost right next to the Pirate, where the new bumper cars are. Huss rainbow in 1985 (with Le Monstre wooden coaster in construction at the background and the first pirate ship that was later replaced by the flying carpet). The rainbow used the french name "Arc-en-ciel" And Zierer Flying Carpet. La Ronde used the french name : Tapis Volant. Still the name was written in German on the ride itself, the ride came from germany. At the back we can see the new Huss Pirate sitting were it still sits today, were the rainbow used to be.
  13. HWFan, you said you were ask not to post any pictures of the rush street flyer on the flatbeds for two weeks or so. Is it been to weeks yet ? I can't wait to see those pics, as this ride is going to be installed at my home park !
  14. Might not be from Sally corp. I used webarchive "wayback machine" and saw that La Ronde was already in their customers list in 2012... so that's nothing new. I don't know what did sally corp. do at La Ronde before, though.
  15. La Ronde just recieved the Demon's gondola. Here is the picture they posted on the official La Ronde facebook page :
  16. I don't blame you, i've seen a lot of these "experts" that doesn't know anything. But trust me i'm not one of them. My sources are VERY reliable, and has been very reliable for many years now. They are the one that told me that the new ride in 2013 would be a flat ride, I knew that months before Six Flags made the Aqua Twist announcement. Still people were telling everywhere that the new ride would be a roller coaster, and that the "twist" clue in the picture was for a pandemonium. Then Six Flags release the announcement of a the Aqua Twist, which is a flat ride, as I told everybody 2 weeks before the announcement. Those same sources told me 2 days before the opening of "Le Monstre" in june, that the ride would open that exact day. Still, people on the boards were telling me that I was wrong. Two days later, Le Monstre was open. Those sources also told me about the Ovni ride being removed, few months before 2007 season's openning, and before La Ronde removed it from it's website. They are EXTREMELY reliable, but you have to understand that I cannot reveal their names on public forums. But I know that a lot of you guys don't know me. I don't blame you. It is not easy to trust someone these days.... So the ride is a Mondial Roll Over, manufactured in the mid 90's, and completely refurbished. The ride should sit at the former OVNI spot,or somewhere between that spot and the former Twister spot. The soccer game is going to be either removed or sent somewhere else in the park.
  17. I am the one who sent these corrections to screamscape, because they wrote that the ride would be 40 meters high. I also thought they would appreciate to know what manufacturer made the Demon. Look at page 59 of the exact same thread. I already supposed on august 29th that it might be a mondial roll over since it'S the only ride that got the same specifications as Six Flags wrote on the official press release. (32 seats back to back) The next week, sometime in September, I got some people working for La Ronde that confirmed me that the ride was a Mondial Roll Over. And before you ask, those people are not ride ops or restaurants employes. Keep in mind that I have been the administrator of Xtreme La Ronde forum since 2004... Now if you are still skeptical, you'll see in May.
  18. It's already been confirmed that the "Démon" will be a used Mondial Roll Over with the 32 "back to back" seating gondola. The ride has been bought in Europe, and does not come from another Six Flags park.
  19. Because Six Flags doesn't own a Roll Over in any of it's park, they just took some footage of "King Chaos" at Great Adventure, and some from the official video of the original Roll Over on Mondial's website, which shows the original gondola, with 10 rows of 4 people.
  20. Both Six Flags Mexico and Lotte World are Vekoma Waikiki Wave Superloops. Same type of ride, but 40 passengers.
  21. 32 seats, back to back seating. The only ride with those specifications is the Roll Over by Mondial. I believe the ride will be a used one, but does not come from any other Six Flags park.
  22. The ride we see on Six Flags's official video is called "Midi Discovery", from Zamperla. La Ronde and Great Escape rides were not bought together. I believe La Ronde's new ride to be a Mondial ride.
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