Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Bosque Mágico Coca Cola to Open Mexico’s First Magnetically-Launched Coaster with “Zombie Coaster” from Premier Rides

[quote]Premier Rides has built some of the most thrilling high tech rides in the world for parks like Universal Studios and we wanted to give our guests that same high level of quality and thrills.” — Julián Villarreal, Bosque Mágico Coca Cola Director of Operations[/quote]

Baltimore, MD, USA – Premier Rides, Inc., a global supplier of cutting-edge theme park attractions, has been selected by Bosque Magico Coca Cola to design and build the iconic attraction as part of the park’s 20 anniversary celebration in 2015.   The “Zombie Coaster” will be the first high-tech, magnetically-launched roller coaster in Mexico and will feature the highest inversion in Latin America!

Julián Villarreal, Director of Operations of Bosque Mágico Coca Cola commented, “We selected Premier Rides because we wanted to make a major statement that we were going to open an attraction unlike any other in Mexico.”

Jim Seay, president of Premier Rides noted, “Latin America is an exciting area in which to be right now.   With the emerging markets and tremendous growth in the entertainment arena, there is a growing demand for more thrilling and diverse entertainment options.  Bosque Magico Coca Cola is taking the lead by bringing such a high-tech thrilling attraction to their park in Mexico.”  Seay continued, “Premier tiene el honor de diseñar y construir esta montaña rusa para el Bosque Mágico. We are honored to be chosen to provide such an iconic coaster.  Bosque Mágico is ‘raising the bar’; they are entering into a new era of amusement technology in Mexico and we are thrilled to be a part of this exciting process by providing such a visually spectacular attraction with a thrill level that is off the charts.”

Not only will the ride be the country’s first magnetic launch coaster capable of propelling riders forwards and backwards multiple times by Premier’s award-winning magnetic system, but it will also feature an incredible layout that includes both 90-degree vertical twists as well as the highest inversion in all of Latin America.  Another first in Mexico, the coaster will use an innovative, high-speed station switch system and multiple trains that are capable of multi-directional movement.  This, combined with speeds of up to 100 Km/h, is sure to deliver an unforgettable ride experience.

Paulina Reyes, Vice President of International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Latin American Operations observed, “The news that Bosque Magico Coca Cola has selected Premier Rides to supply Mexico’s first magnetic launch coaster is a testament to the importance of the advancement of  amusement industry both to the business sector and to the people of Mexico.  This kind of investment says a lot about the positive direction of the industry here in Latin America.”

Opened in the 1995, Bosque Mágico Coca Cola is at the heart of northern Mexico’s largest city, Monterrey. Guests can enjoy a variety of rides, museums, haunted houses, slides, racetracks, antique car rides, shows, video games, simulators and more!  Julián Villarreal explained, “In 2015 Bosque Mágico Coca Cola celebrates its 20th anniversary with a great party and the grand opening of a new area of over 25,000 square meters filled with the perfect mix of fun, high-thrill and relaxation opportunities for our guests.  The investment will be in excess of ten million US dollars.  The area will feature new snack areas and a food court for guests to indulge their palate, beautiful green areas in which to relax, as well as other service facilities.  Without a doubt, the most important part will be the opening of the roller coaster by Premier Rides.”

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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