Rougarou - Cedar Point 2015!

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Rougarou - Cedar Point 2015!

Postby Simba » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:39 pm

Rougarou will be the name of the converted Mantis, when the ride closes on 19th October, these videos from Cedar Point proves that we will be seeing the trains replaced with floorless ones.



Personally I think this is a good move from Cedar Point and Cedar Fair, I wonder if more Stand-Up coasters will be converted.
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Press Release wrote:Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!®, will introduce a dynamically new riding experience when it unleashes Rougarou in the spring of 2015!

Named after a terrifying werewolf-like creature in French folklore, Rougarou [roo-guh-roo] feeds on screams and lurks in and around the swampy lagoon at the center of the park, shared with other coasters like Iron Dragon and Top Thrill Dragster.

Rougarou’s floorless trains will take riders on an epic journey at speeds reaching 60 mph as their feet dangle just inches above the track and the murky waters below. The trains will be manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, Monthey, Switzerland, the same team behind rides like Raptor and GateKeeper, and will transform the ride experience dramatically while utilizing the structure and track of the former Mantis roller coaster.

The ride begins with a climb to the top of the 145-foot-tall first hill, providing amazing views of the Cedar Point skyline. After reaching the apex, the trains will make a 180-degree turn to the right and plummet 137 feet, at a 52-degree angle, to within inches above the water. Thrill-seekers caught in Rougarou’s grasp will then be flipped upside-down by a 119-foot-tall vertical loop, spun around a 103-foot-tall dive loop, whipped around a highly-banked 360-degree turn and then twisted upside-down again by the world’s only inclined loop on a floorless coaster, angled at a wicked 45 degrees. Just when guests think the ride is over, the steel beast will take them through a 360-degree flat spin, tight and twisty turns and a figure-eight finale. Riders must be 54” tall to ride Rougarou.
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Re: Rougarou - Cedar Point 2015!

Postby Thekingin64 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:44 pm

That actually looks pretty cool! At least it being a floorless instead of a Stand-up, it will be a lot comfier to ride.
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Re: Rougarou - Cedar Point 2015!

Postby Simba » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:59 am

I agree that it should run a lot smoother than it did when it was the Mantis.
I do think this will suit the park more than a stand-up.
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Re: Rougarou - Cedar Point 2015!

Postby Thekingin64 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:24 pm

I'm not sure on that. Parks like Cedar Point are always trying to be The Thrill Capital of the World and people would still see stand-ups as more thrilling than the floor-less. It should make the ride a lot more popular though since stand-ups can be not very popular.
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Re: Rougarou - Cedar Point 2015!

Postby TheAustralianViper » Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:09 am

As much as I am sad to see Mantis go, I am really excited to ride Rougarou, I've done Mantis and it was a good stand up, it wasn't the best and it wasn't the worst, but I did used to think that the layout does suit the nature more of a Floorless Coaster, I wonder if I'll be proved right.
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Re: Rougarou - Cedar Point 2015!

Postby Eclipse » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:33 am

The Animated POV actually does look quite forceful, so hopefully this will mean that the trim will be deactivated so that it can keep that forcefulness.
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