La Ronde has revealed the name of its new rollercoaster for the 2010 season as Ednör - L'Attaque, with the ride being themed around the "legend" of a sea monster.
The Vekoma-designed suspended looping coaster was previously known as Serial Thriller, and was one of the last attractions to be installed at Six Flags Astroworld in Texas before its 2005 closure. Featuring 5 inversions and hitting a top speed of 49.7 miles per hour, it will open with the rest of the park on May 15, 2010.
The story for the ride involves a sea monster (named Ednör) which allegedly escaped from the park's Lac aux Dauphins, over which the new ride was constructed. According to La Ronde, the monster escaped into the St. Lawrence river - where it has been recorded in a series of viral videos posted online. The attraction itself will feature a pre-show which will show off "footage" of sea monsters around theworld.
The lake was drained in order to install 33-metre pylons to support the 689 metres of track that make up Ednör's circuit. As shown in the video animation below, riders will pass within 3 metres of the water's surface when the lake is refilled. In addition, the monster itself will "appear" in a series of special effects.
Full details of La Ronde's latest attraction can be found on the official Ednör website. Six Flags claims to have invested some $10 million installing the transplanted coaster at La Ronde. Since Astroworld's closure, it had sat in storage at The Great Escape for 4 years.
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