The National Amusement Park in San Jose, where Tio Conejo and Tio Coyote eagerly wait to entertain families with young children, will soon be the new home of Boomerang, a legendary, massive roller coaster ride built by the Dutch firm Vekoma Rides Manufacturing.
Boomerang is a roller coaster that sends daring riders to the highest point of its structure before launching them at a speed nearing 90 kilometers per hour. Riders are taken through a full loop and two turns, first facing forward and then facing backward on the return trip. Riders can expect to be turned upside down at some point. Once installed in Costa Rica, Boomerang is bound to become the most popular Montana Rusa (roller coaster ride) among Tico thrill seekers.
For many years, Boomerang was the main attraction at Playcenter, a Brazilian amusement park that will soon close its doors after 39 years of entertaining families. Playcenter is being repositioned as a new amusement center specially designed for very young children, with interactive ghost rains, carousels, movie theaters, etc. Playcenter was the first mega amusement park in Sao Paulo, and it soon became one of the top destinations in that populous city, but the changing demographics (a soaring birthrate) call for more amusement centers for young children.
Once Playcenter announced that its amusement rides were going on sale, buyers from the National Amusement Park in Pavas rushed down to Sao Paulo to evaluate the offerings. On April 10, the National Amusement Park made the final announcement from Brazil with a posting on its Facebook Timeline:
“We enjoyed the last ride yesterday, and we want you to be very careful with our Boomerang.”
The reaction -in Portuguese- from a young Brazilian girl was immediate:
“Nooooo, I want my Boomerang back here in Brazil at Playcenter! What will become of me without my Boomerang?”
Boomerang is expected to be installed and ready to entertain in December, just as the busy holiday season in Costa Rica begins.
Source: Amusement Today