Thursday, January 19, 2012

La Ronde's Ultimate Flight in 2012

The last instillation of Six Flags' Star Flyer additions for 2012 has been announced, and it's headed to Canada's La Ronde.  The ride will be named "Vol Ultime," translating into Ultimate Flight in English.

I have to wonder if there was some late in the game ride switching going on at Six Flags this year, since Vol Ultime will be the smaller 15 story version of the ride, unlike the larger ones going into Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

If you remember, Great Adventure's SkyScreamer was first announced to be 15 stories, then later the park unveiled that it had been "upgraded" to well over 200 feet in height.

Regardless of the ride's height, Vol Ultime will still provide some amazing views of the area around La Ronde as riders swing in a 90 circle at almost 40 miles per hour.