Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (7/18/13) According to a reader who visited La Ronde this past weekend, there are some operational problems with Le Monstre and the new PTC trains that are killing the capacity at this ride. The old Morgan trains were made up of 7 cars, 4 seats per car, with a capacity of 28 riders per train. The new PTC trains are only 5 cars long, 4 seats per car, dropping the capacity down to 20 seats per train (nearly 30%).
According to the report the station is not set up to automatically unlock the lap bars in the train when it returns to the station, so a ride op has to manually hit the release button on the front of each car one at a time, much like the old fashioned Arrow mine trains. Compound this problem with overall slow loading in general for some reason and our reader timed it out as taking 6-7 minutes before the train was dispatched once again. While we know the park bought four new trains, the report sent in says they were only running one on each track all day as well. So currently our reader did a little quick math and determined that at best Le Monste is getting only 180 riders through each track per hour, for a total of 360 riders an hour as long as they run both sides of the ride. It goes without saying that this is horrid, so you’ve been warned!
2014 - Demon - (8/29/13) La Ronde will add a crazy new flat ride in 2014 called Demon. Think of this as an extreme version of a Top Spins tyle ride experience, as the arms holding you aloft will spin on their own as if possessed, flipping you over uncontrollably 40 meters in the air. Check out the video here.