After over a year of major construction, Oxford Properties Group’s new Méga Parc at Galeries de la Capitale shoppping mall, Québec City, Québec, Canada, opened its doors to visitors today. At a cost of C$52 million, the revamped park now features 14 new attractions and North America’s first spokeless Ferris wheel.
The whole family can have a blast with the Méga Parc’s many attractions, which offers various levels of adrenaline. The new park is the largest indoor amusement park in Québec and the second largest nationwide. It features 18 rides and experiences, including 14 new attractions and four restored rides. These include the dazzling Force G Gyro Loop from Moser, the classic Condor by Zamperla, the majestic Bertazzon Carrousel, and the legendary Électro roller coaster by Mack Rides. The most spectacular ride of them all is undoubtedly the Zénith. At 76 feet (24 M) in diameter, it is the first Hubless Wheel from Larson International in North America.
The completion of the new Méga Parc is an important milestone for Galeries de la Capitale and cements its position as a “must-see” tourist attraction in Québec City. “The Méga Parc offers an unbeatable and unique experience you won’t find anywhere else in Canada,” notes Stéphan Landry, General Manager of the shopping mall. “Locals are going to love this new entertainment offering, but it will also be a big draw for tourists and people visiting the Québec City area, especially since it’s an indoor activity families can enjoy all year-round.”
“The new Méga Parc is an incredible attraction that will help redefine the entire customer experience at Galeries de la Capitale,” adds Bradley Jones, Head of Retail at Oxford Properties Group. “Retail is changing, and the mall is no longer simply just a place to shop but a destination to enjoy world-class experiences across fashion, food, and entertainment that can’t be recreated online.”
Spectacular, captivating and surreal, the new park provides an imaginative experience inspired by the Industrial Age and the world of Steampunk,” says Méga Parc manager Jean Pelletier. “It’s a head-spinningly fun trip back in time. In the entertainment market, the Méga Parc is in a league of its own.”
The new Méga Parc also features the Patinarium, an 750-foot (229 m) ice skating circuit which runs through the park. It is the longest indoor skating trail in Canada. Thrill seekers will also want to hurry over to the Télégraphe, a 40 foot (12 nm) high suspended Cloud Coaster from Extreme Engineering that runs right through the spokeless Ferris wheel. The imposing Pendule, a Compact Dance Party from SBF/Visa, the interactive 4D Cortex theater by Triotech, and the many arcade games in the Salle des machines are guaranteed crowd pleasers. Other attractions include the Arsenal from iPlayCo, the SBF/Visa Piston, the iPlayCo Centrale, the Hélix and the Express by SBF/Visa, the Convoyeur from Zamperla, the Pare-chocs from RDC, and the Mini-mousse amusement park for toddlers filled with iPlayco items.
The fun-filled park also features high tech elements, including state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a giant screen, a stage for shows, and a water fountain offering up a dazzling display of water and light. The Méga Parc is a highly functional venue that’s perfect for gatherings. It has three rooms fully equipped for children’s parties and private events. Companies can even rent the entire amusement park for corporate events.
Visitors looking for entertainment and thrills are going to appreciate the Méga Parc’s extended new hours. It is now open Monday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the summertime, they will ramp up the fun even more by staying open until 9 p.m. on Saturdays.
It’s official: the mega construction work that started in September 2017 is now complete and ready for fun.