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Super Manège

Roller coaster
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Super Manège
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The first corkscrew.
La Ronde
Location Montréal, Québec, Canada
Status Defunct
Operated 1981 to August 25, 2019
Replaced by Vipère
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Corkscrew with bayerncurve
Type Steel
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 75 feet
Drop 68 feet
Top speed 40 mph
Length 2400 feet
Inversions 2
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Riders per train 24
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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 as Corkscrew, it was the first inverting roller coaster at the park. The ride was built by Dutch company Vekoma. It 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.

History

On August 5, 2019, La Ronde announced that Super Manege would close at the end of the month.[1] It was closed down on August 25, 2019, a few hours earlier than expected following an emergency stop and evacuation.[2] This was due to a restraint that failed on the ride. The ride was demolished and was due to be replaced with a new attraction: Vipère, an Intamin ZacSpin coaster formerly located at Six Flags Magic Mountain as Green Lantern: First Flight in California.[3] These plans were cancelled in early 2022.[4]

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.

References

External links


Articles on La Ronde