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Funhaven to open new roller coaster attraction

Just in time for the 2017 celebrations, Funhaven, Ottawa’s premiere family-owned and operated entertainment destination, has installed their new roller coaster attraction.

Just in time for the 2017 celebrations, Funhaven, Ottawa’s premiere family-owned and operated entertainment destination, has installed their new roller coaster attraction. Ottawa Mayor, Jim Watson, will be opening the ride on Wednesday December 14th at 5pm.

This coaster, custom-manufactured in Italy this past summer specifically for Funhaven, was featured at the International Amusement and Attractions Expo in Orlando this November before being shipped to Ottawa for installation. It is widely considered to be one of the best attractions in the world for family fun and was a tremendous hit at the show.


This will be the first roller coaster to make a permanent home in Ottawa. At 72 feet long, 35 feet wide and 17 feet tall, the figure eight shaped track has four carriages each holding up to four riders for an overall capacity of up to 16 people per ride. The entire family can enjoy the smooth and exciting ride together, including children as young as 4 years old. Each compartment on the spinning coaster rotates freely as it zips across the winding track.

In addition to Crazy 8, Funhaven recently added a new Spin Zone bumper car attraction, and will be adding more player capacity to their world class Laser Tag arena to further strengthen their family friendly attractions catalogue.

Elaine Scovill, General Manager of Funhaven Prime Entertainment, says: “We are thrilled to be able to offer such an amazing memory-making experience for families to visit year round, regardless of weather or seasons. We are very excited for Ottawa families to try out the ride and for the exciting new experiences we have planned in the near future.”

Funhaven is home to 7 main attractions including a spin-coaster, laser tag, bumper cars, a laser maze, mini-bowling, a jungle gym with soft air cannons, and a climbing wall. Funhaven hosts the best birthday parties in Ottawa as well as offering corporate, team and family celebrations. Funhaven’s fully licensed restaurant serves freshly prepared pizza, poutine, and features a delicious build-your-own frozen yogurt sundae bar. Since opening its doors five years ago, Funhaven’s priority has been to offer their guests an exceptional experience in an atmosphere where families can make memories that will last a lifetime.