Monday, December 4, 2023

ADG mountain coaster at Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex will be longest in USA

ADG Mountainsides (a division of Aquatic Development Group) is proud to announce that they have been selected by the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) to design and manufacture a new downhill mountain coaster as one of the feature attractions set to open at the Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in the fall of 2020.

Since taking office, Governor Cuomo has invested over $240M to improve ORDA facilities and transform them into more year-round destinations. A zipline complex and new base lodge will also be added alongside the mountain coaster.

Installation of the 7600’ mountain coaster is already underway and is expected to open in Fall of 2020. Once completed the Mount Van Hoevenberg coaster will be the longest in the United States.

The path of the track was designed by ORDA and ADG to mirror the 1980 Olympic bobsled run. A custom designed sled will also match the existing bobsled carts. And while fast (the ADG Coaster can obtain speeds of up to 25 mph) the ride will provide a more family friendly alternative to the Olympic Bobsled run.

To capture the essence of the Olympics, the ADG Mountain Coaster carts will be fitted with speakers that highlight the experience with a music and narrative track.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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