Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (3/26/18) A reader sent in a picture from La Ronde taken this weekend showing off the park's Cobra coaster, the last Intamin Stand-Up coaster in North America I believe, being ripped apart for the scrap yard.
I believe the only one left running is at Drayton Manor in the UK.
Special thanks to Amusement Industry Review for the image.
(8/12/17) Screamscape sources tell us that for unknown reasons the Skycoaster at La Ronde (Catapulte) is said to be closed for the rest of the season. Anyone know more?
(8/7/17) According to the local news La Ronde will add the Drop of Doom VR ride experience to the park's Orbite drop tower ride for a limited time starting today, August 7th. Riders will be given Samsung Gear VR headsets and experience the drop ride sensations while watching an epic battle take place between giant robots and giant mutant spiders. The Drop of Doom VR experience has been moving around from park to park throughout the year, and you can see what the experience was like when it premiers at Six Flags over Georgia earlier this year in the video clip below.
2018 - Tourbillon - (5/5/18) I'm not sure when the change took place, but La Ronde quietly scaled back their already announced plans for "Carnaval En Folie" in 2018 that would have added three new family rides. Instead they are now only adding one very modest new ride, a modern style Tilt-A-Whirl, that they are calling Tourbillon.
(8/31/17) La Ronde is adding something called Carnaval En Folie for the 2018 season, an area that promises three new rides for the family. They video clip is brief but seems to show a Scrambler and Tilt-A-Whirl as two possible new rides.
2019 - Monstre RMC Conversion - Rumor - (7/13/17) Consider this a long term rumor, but I’m hearing that there is a good chance that Monstre may be on the long term schedule to undergo an RMC transformation into a new hybrid coaster creation. Since Monstre features two non-identical tracks, they thought is that they could be planning something similar to Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain, where the two tracks would be connected and climb the lift hill a second time to take a different trip through the layout, possibly interacting through elements with a second train running on the first half of the layout.