Thunder Eagle

Cascades d'eau de Piedmont (Piedmont, Québec, Canada)

Removed

Roller Coaster · Wood · Sit Down

Make: Coaster Works, Inc.

Statistics

Length:2,500 ft
Height:70 ft
Inversions:0
Capacity:1,000 riders per hour

Details

Relocations:Belle Island Village as Thunder Eagle
Cascades d'eau de Piedmont as Thunder Eagle
Construction:Martin & Vleminckx
Trains:2 trains with 5 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 30 riders per train.
Built by: Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
History:Cascades d'eau de Piedmont was never able to get the needed permission from  the city of Piedmont to rebuild the Thunder Eagle.  An second attempt was made to built a new small amusement park at Mont-Blanc (owned by Mont St-Sauveur who also owns Cascades d'eau de Piedmont), but again permission was not granted for the project.

During the final days of the IAAPA 2006 trade show, Martin & Vleminckx announced at their booth that the Thunder Eagle was sold to Mundo Acuatico Anita in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico (just over the boarder from El Paso, Texas).  Like in Canada, permit problems prevented the roller coaster from being built.

In early 2010, Cascades d'eau de Piedmont announced they were closing the Cascades d'eau de Piedmont water park and relocating the water slides to their Mont Saint-Sauveur Water Park location.  Shortly after this it was announced parts from the former Thunder Eagle were sold to Bay Beech in Green Bay, Wisconsin to be used in the construction of their new Zippin Pippin roller coaster project.
Notes:Martin & Vleminckx did the onsite construction at Raec World, not Cascades d'eau de Piedmont as the information above would imply.  A limitation in the database causes the erroneous information above.

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Thunder Eagle - Cascades d'eau de Piedmont (Piedmont, Québec, Canada)

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Thunder Eagle - Cascades d'eau de Piedmont (Piedmont, Québec, Canada)