Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (7/14/20) According to news reports La Ronde is now planning to reopen the park on July 25, 2020. Capacity will be limited through an online reservation system and will be restricted to Members and Season Passholders at first on July 25, 26, 31 and August 1-2. Then starting on August 3 the park will open to the general public.
Guest arrival times will be staggered and all guests must pass a thermal camera temperature scan to gain entry. All guests (and team members) over the page of 2 are required to wear face masks.
(4/12/20) Sad sad news for La Ronde. The one thing that La Ronde is known for more than anything else is their annual international fireworks festival. The fireworks competition is renowned for bringing in teams from around the world who want to show off their very best pyrotechnic displays across the Montreal skyline.
Unfortunately La Ronde has issued a statement this week that the 36th L’International des Feux Loto Quebec event that was slated for June 20 to July 29, 2020 is now officially cancelled for the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is now officially rescheduled to take place during the Summer 2021 season.
(3/3/20) Good news for fans of La Ronde, the park revealed that for a limited time the park’s Silver Season Pass is now on sale for $56.99, down from the regular price of $119.99. The pass comes is free parking for the season plus a free reusable drink bottle.
(9/29/19) I’m told that Super Manege has now been fully removed from La Ronde and that several pieces of the new Vipere coaster have now arrived on-site.
(9/13/19) A reader sent in a quick picture this week showing off the demolition of Super Manege at La Ronde taking place.
(8/27/19) Super Manege is now closed forever at La Ronde, but rather than going out with a bang… it went with a whimper. According to this local news report the day of final rides came to ‘an abrupt end’ when “a passenger’s safety harnesses broke off” while the train was climbing the lift hill, triggering an emergency stop. All passengers were evacuated from the train and the coaster was then closed for good.
(8/23/19) Something interesting happened at La Ronde this week, as a film crew were on site shooting something involving the park’s Ferris Wheel. No actual guests were involved, but the loading of various equipment for the shoot onto the wheel apparently jammed up two of the gondolas and caused them to flip upside-down about 20 feet in the air, with a few people from the film crew stuck inside. The wheel is now closed until investigators have a chance to look it over and clear it to run again.
In other news, a Screamscape source tell us that a large number of park employees were not able to work for some reason on August 26 and 27, possible due to the start of school, which forced the park to change their schedule and will now be closed on those dates due to lack of staffing. As such, the last day of operations for Super Manage has been bumped up from the 27th to August 25th (Sunday).
2020 - Vipere - (10/14/19) A ton of track and support pieces for the new Vipere coaster are now on site at La Ronde and one of our readers sent in a couple of pictures for everyone to enjoy!
(8/29/19) As long rumored, the former Green Lantern coaster from Six Flags Magic Mountain will journey to La Ronde in 2020 where it will be rethemed as Vipere. Riders will rise 107 feet into the air before speeding off on coaster cars able to flip them wildly upside down over and over, creating a unique ride experience every time.
(8/6/19) Screamscape sources have reconfirmed to us that nothing has changed and the plan is still to bring Green Lantern from Six Flags Magic Mountain to La Ronde for the 2020 season.
(7/18/19) With the rumored removal of Super Manege from the park after this Summer, it has also been pointed out that this might be a perfect location to install the rumored Green Lantern coaster… if it does make the journey to Canada from California once being taken down.
(5/27/19) While there is no way to prove this is anything more than a wild-rumor at this point, Screamscape was sent a message indicating that the soon to be removed Green Lantern coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain could find a new home at Canada’s La Ronde park as early as next summer. Just something to think about.