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Canada’s Méga Parc prepares for CA$52m steampunk redevelopment
POSTED 23 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Canada’s Méga Parc is to undergo a major steampunk-themed makeover, with a record-breaking gravity coaster travelling through a spokeless Ferris wheel at the heart of the CA$52m (US$41m, €34.6m, £30.8m) redevelopment.

Built in Quebec in the 1980s, Méga Parc is the second-largest indoor theme park in Canada. Its overhaul will see the park transformed, with the majority of existing rides replaced and the park to be themed on steampunk and the industrial revolution.

Designed by Extreme Engineering, the suspended Cloud Coaster will hang 60ft (18.3m) above the ground from the attraction’s ceiling, combining elements of a rollercoaster and a zipline with special lifts to propel passengers during uphill segments. The longest of its kind in North America, the 405ft (123.4m) coaster will also offer a world-first, being the only one to go through a Ferris wheel.




“With Méga Parc, we’ll be on-site probably double our usual timeframe,” said Matt Rehnstrom, vice president of sales for Extreme Engineering, speaking to Attractions Management.

“The whole coaster is being suspended from the ceiling, which means you have to raise every piece of track into the air one after the other.”

The wheel itself – Méga Parc’s signature attraction – offers another first for Canada, rising seven stories and having no spokes, with cabins moving on a track around the circle rather than the whole ride moving itself.

“We are proud to offer Canadians and Quebecers the longest Cloud Coaster in North America,” said Jean Pelletier, Méga Parc manager.

“It will zoom in and out of the spokeless Ferris Wheel and will feature the longest indoor skating trail in Canada and the biggest adventure zone in Quebec.”

The project is being developed by Oxford Properties Group, with Toronto-based architects RevelHouse handling design and concept. Méga Park sits within Quebec’s Les Galeries de la Capitale mall. A grand reopening is set for December 2018.

Once open, the attraction is projected to draw up to 600,000 visitors annually.
PROJECT PROFILE:

Méga Parc redevelopment
Canada’s Méga Parc is to undergo a major steampunk-themed makeover, with a record- breaking gravity coaster travelling through a spokeless Ferris wheel at the heart of the CA$52m (US$41m, €34.6m, £30.8m) redevelopment.


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Canada’s Méga Parc prepares for CA$52m steampunk redevelopment
POSTED 23 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Canada’s Méga Parc is to undergo a major steampunk-themed makeover, with a record-breaking gravity coaster travelling through a spokeless Ferris wheel at the heart of the CA$52m (US$41m, €34.6m, £30.8m) redevelopment.

Built in Quebec in the 1980s, Méga Parc is the second-largest indoor theme park in Canada. Its overhaul will see the park transformed, with the majority of existing rides replaced and the park to be themed on steampunk and the industrial revolution.

Designed by Extreme Engineering, the suspended Cloud Coaster will hang 60ft (18.3m) above the ground from the attraction’s ceiling, combining elements of a rollercoaster and a zipline with special lifts to propel passengers during uphill segments. The longest of its kind in North America, the 405ft (123.4m) coaster will also offer a world-first, being the only one to go through a Ferris wheel.




“With Méga Parc, we’ll be on-site probably double our usual timeframe,” said Matt Rehnstrom, vice president of sales for Extreme Engineering, speaking to Attractions Management.

“The whole coaster is being suspended from the ceiling, which means you have to raise every piece of track into the air one after the other.”

The wheel itself – Méga Parc’s signature attraction – offers another first for Canada, rising seven stories and having no spokes, with cabins moving on a track around the circle rather than the whole ride moving itself.

“We are proud to offer Canadians and Quebecers the longest Cloud Coaster in North America,” said Jean Pelletier, Méga Parc manager.

“It will zoom in and out of the spokeless Ferris Wheel and will feature the longest indoor skating trail in Canada and the biggest adventure zone in Quebec.”

The project is being developed by Oxford Properties Group, with Toronto-based architects RevelHouse handling design and concept. Méga Park sits within Quebec’s Les Galeries de la Capitale mall. A grand reopening is set for December 2018.

Once open, the attraction is projected to draw up to 600,000 visitors annually.
PROJECT PROFILE:

Méga Parc redevelopment
Canada’s Méga Parc is to undergo a major steampunk-themed makeover, with a record- breaking gravity coaster travelling through a spokeless Ferris wheel at the heart of the CA$52m (US$41m, €34.6m, £30.8m) redevelopment.


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Canada’s Méga Parc prepares for CA$52m steampunk redevelopment
POSTED 23 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Canada’s Méga Parc is to undergo a major steampunk-themed makeover, with a record-breaking gravity coaster travelling through a spokeless Ferris wheel at the heart of the CA$52m (US$41m, €34.6m, £30.8m) redevelopment.

Built in Quebec in the 1980s, Méga Parc is the second-largest indoor theme park in Canada. Its overhaul will see the park transformed, with the majority of existing rides replaced and the park to be themed on steampunk and the industrial revolution.

Designed by Extreme Engineering, the suspended Cloud Coaster will hang 60ft (18.3m) above the ground from the attraction’s ceiling, combining elements of a rollercoaster and a zipline with special lifts to propel passengers during uphill segments. The longest of its kind in North America, the 405ft (123.4m) coaster will also offer a world-first, being the only one to go through a Ferris wheel.




“With Méga Parc, we’ll be on-site probably double our usual timeframe,” said Matt Rehnstrom, vice president of sales for Extreme Engineering, speaking to Attractions Management.

“The whole coaster is being suspended from the ceiling, which means you have to raise every piece of track into the air one after the other.”

The wheel itself – Méga Parc’s signature attraction – offers another first for Canada, rising seven stories and having no spokes, with cabins moving on a track around the circle rather than the whole ride moving itself.

“We are proud to offer Canadians and Quebecers the longest Cloud Coaster in North America,” said Jean Pelletier, Méga Parc manager.

“It will zoom in and out of the spokeless Ferris Wheel and will feature the longest indoor skating trail in Canada and the biggest adventure zone in Quebec.”

The project is being developed by Oxford Properties Group, with Toronto-based architects RevelHouse handling design and concept. Méga Park sits within Quebec’s Les Galeries de la Capitale mall. A grand reopening is set for December 2018.

Once open, the attraction is projected to draw up to 600,000 visitors annually.
PROJECT PROFILE:

Méga Parc redevelopment
Canada’s Méga Parc is to undergo a major steampunk-themed makeover, with a record- breaking gravity coaster travelling through a spokeless Ferris wheel at the heart of the CA$52m (US$41m, €34.6m, £30.8m) redevelopment.


 


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