Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (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).
(8/21/19) La Ronde will host a fun all-night party on the night of Sept. 20th that will see the park stay open for adults only from 9pm to 5am the next morning. There will be dancing, lots of music, drinks and of course, tons of rides to enjoy. The event is called a Nuit Blanche party, which translates as “White Night”.
(8/6/19) La Ronde has confirmed our rumor that the park’s Super Manege coaster will soon be closing for good. New signs up inside the park now advise guests to get their last rides in before August 27th. In addition the park has also added a notice on their Facebook page that also confirms that the coaster is leaving to make room for a new 2020 addition, which will be announced on August 29th, the same day as the rest of the parks owned or managed by Six Flags.
Again, 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.
(7/17/19) I’m told that La Ronde is heavily considering closing down and removing the park’s old Super Manège (Vekoma Corkscrew) coaster at the end of the summer season. I don’t know if a final decision has been made or not, but if so, look for it to close as early as late August.
2019 - Chaos - (8/30/18) Chaos is coming to La Ronde in 2019, in the form of a new Larson Super Loop ride.
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.