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Revision as of 11:30, 29 August 2019

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roller coaster
Super Manège
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The first corkscrew
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La Ronde
Location Montréal, Québec, Canada
Status Defunct
Operated 1981 to August 25, 2019
Replaced by Vipère
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel
Model / product Corkscrew with bayerncurve
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height75 feet
Drop68 feet
Top speed40 mph
Length2400 feet
Inversions2
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Super Manège (French for Super Ride) was a steel roller coaster located at La Ronde in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Opened in 1981, it was the first inverting roller coaster at the park. The ride was built by Dutch company Vekoma.

On August 5, 2019, La Ronde announced that Super Manege would close at the end of the month. It closed down on August 25, 2019, a few hours before the ride was originally suppose to close. This was due to a restraint that failed on the ride. The ride will soon be demolished and be replaced with a new attraction for 2020, which was later confirmed to be Vipère, an Intamin ZacSpin coaster formerly located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.

Location

The ride was located between Manitou and the Monstre wooden roller coaster, and was close to Boomerang. The popular Splash ride's entrance was across the pathway from the entrance of Super Manege.

Design

Elements

Trains

2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

The trains were built by Arrow Dynamics. A transfer track also existed to hold a train when it is not needed.

Ride experience

The ride started by climbing to a height of 75 feet. After a small curved drop, riders were taken down a steep 68 foot drop and over a smaller hill. Riders were then sent through the double corkscrew element. Then, the ride climbed again, and turned to the right. After the drop, the 'bayerncurve' element followed, which was essentially a helix that travels up and down. The ride then followed its perimeter round and back to the station.

Name etymology

Translated literally, "Super Manège" means "Super Ride". This shows significance in introducing inverting rides to the park. The ride was originally called "Corkscrew".