Le Vampire

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Le Vampire
Vampire laronde.jpg
Le Vampire (yellow) with the Cobra (green) in the background.
La Ronde
Coordinates 45°31′21″N 73°32′17″W / 45.522521°N 73.538080°W / 45.522521; -73.538080Coordinates: 45°31′21″N 73°32′17″W / 45.522521°N 73.538080°W / 45.522521; -73.538080
Status Operating
Opening date May 18, 2002
General statistics
Type Steel – Inverted
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Model Inverted Coaster / Batman
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 105 ft (32 m)
Length 2,700.2 ft (823.0 m)
Speed 50 mph (80 km/h)
Inversions 5
Duration 1:13 minutes
Capacity 1400 riders per hour
G-force 4
Height restriction 54 in (137 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 28 riders per train.
Flash Pass Available
Le Vampire at RCDB
Pictures of Le Vampire at RCDB

Le Vampire (English: The Vampire) is an inverted roller coaster at La Ronde amusement park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, designed by the Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M). It is a mirror image of Batman: The Ride, however since this is not a branded Six Flags park, Six Flags' licensing agreement with Warner Bros. and DC Comics is not valid. As a result, the roller coaster has no association to the Batman media franchise and was given an unrelated name and a slightly different cosmetic appearance. The track is 823 metres in length and reaches a height of nearly 32 metres. Riders sit with their legs dangling such as on a ski chairlift and reach speeds of up to 80.5 km/hour and loop head-over-heels five times. The Vampire can carry up to 1,400 riders per hour.

It was announced in January 2009 that Six Flags will be commencing the Warner Bros. and DC Comics license in La Ronde,[1] however it is unknown if this will impact Le Vampire.

The ride was closed due to an accident on July 6, 2012. It opened for the first time since the incident on August 13, 2012. [2] On September 3, 2015, the park announced that the ride would run backwards for a limited amount of time during the 2016 season and become part of a new section of the park.[3]

Le Vampire was constructed by Martin & Vleminckx.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cloutier, Laurier. "La Ronde prend le virage famille" (in French). La Presse. Archived from the original on 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  2. ^ http://www.montrealgazette.com//news/worker+dies+ronde+accident+montreal/6895065/story.html
  3. ^ "New for 2016 at La Ronde |". www.sixflags.com. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Bolliger & Mabillard". Martin & Vleminckx. Archived from the original on 15 February 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 

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