Cobra (La Ronde)

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Cobra
La Ronde - Manèges.JPG
Previously known as Stand Up (1988-1994)
La Ronde
Coordinates 45°31′19″N 73°32′18″W / 45.5219°N 73.5382°W / 45.5219; -73.5382Coordinates: 45°31′19″N 73°32′18″W / 45.5219°N 73.5382°W / 45.5219; -73.5382
Status Closed
Opening date 1995
Closing date 2016
Skara Sommarland
Status Relocated to La Ronde
Opening date 1988
Closing date 1994
General statistics
Type Steel – Stand-up
Manufacturer Intamin
Model Stand-up roller coaster
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 87 ft (27 m)
Drop 87 ft (27 m)
Length 2,575 ft (785 m)
Speed 48 mph (77 km/h)
Inversions 1
Height restriction 54 in (137 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.
Flash Pass Available
Cobra at RCDB
Pictures of Cobra at RCDB

Cobra was a steel stand-up roller coaster built by Intamin at La Ronde amusement park in Montreal, Canada. It originally opened in 1988 at Skara Sommarland and was one of 3 Stand-up coasters manufactured by Intamin.

History[edit]

The roller coaster was relocated in 1994 from the Skara Sommarland amusement park in Sweden, where it was known as the Stand Up. In 2007 it was announced that a colony of Townsend's big-eared bats had settled in the ride's engine room. Le Cobra was a clone of the Shockwave coaster that was at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Great Adventure, and later at Six Flags AstroWorld as Batman The Escape. Cobra had one inversion (a Vertical loop), a turnaround dive hill, and a helix through the only loop.

Unlike Bolliger & Mabillard built stand-up coasters, this ride was considered rougher than most roller coasters of its kind. The ride was over 20 years old (originally built in 1988) which has led to it being rough over time. However, most Intamin stand-up roller coasters are considered rough. The two Intamin engineers of this ride and Shockwave, the ride Cobra is a clone of, went on to found B&M a few years later. It is supposedly closed after Screamscape posted that Cobra was removed from the list of rides on the La Ronde website.

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