La Ronde opens this Saturday

The amusement park invites Montrealers to come and celebrate the launch of its 48th season

MONTREAL, May 16, 2014  /CNW Telbec/ - The 2014 season at La Ronde kicks off this Saturday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. The amusement park invites Montrealers to bring the entire family and celebrate the park's 48th season with the opening of its thrilling new ride – Demon. The park's mascot, Ribambelle and her friends The Z's will also be on hand to greet guests. World class entertainment and fun for guests of all ages awaits visitors to La Ronde. Among the 2014 highlights :

DÉMON, a diabolical new ride
This year, guests will be under the devil's spell when boarding DÉMON, a ride that will carry away passengers in a whirl of pure adrenalin and big thrills. Those who will dare confront the fierce DÉMON will be at the mercy of two large metallic arms that will take them away in a series of infernal spins. Beware! The movements of this devilish ride are totally unpredictable. The 32 passengers who will be boarding DÉMON will be swung upside down up to 14 metres high and twirled around between earth and sky. Riders may also be the target of one of the sixteen water jets spouting out from the ride's depths. DÉMON is presented by Frank's RedHot.

Christmas at La Ronde
La Ronde will celebrate Christmas on July 24 and 25. Santa Claus will take a temporary leave from the North Pole to come and meet the little visitors of La Ronde. In addition, guests who participate in La Ronde's Food Drive by bringing six non-perishable foods will receive a coupon to purchase a one day admission ticket for only $20.14 + taxes (only valid on July 24 and 25). Food collected will be donated to Moisson Montréal.

Back by popular demand
Again this year the park goes all out to offer great family-friendly entertainment. From June 21 to August 26, and on August 30, 31 and September 1, six times a day on the Ribambelle's stage, La Ronde's very popular mascot and her friends The Z's transport little children into a whimsical world. This year's programming will also include the ever-popular Mascot Day on June 14 as well as Prevention and Safety Days on July 17 and 18. More details on www.laronde.com.

Another encore presentation is Cirq'O, a spectacular display of acrobatic feats merging sky and water! The third edition of this show will be presented at the Agora on June 28, July 5, 12, 16 and 19, and daily between July 20 to August 2 (no performances on July 21 and 28).  

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec
From June 28 to August 2, the 2014 edition will mark the 30th anniversary. Highlights of the schedule include an original soundtrack to the theme of Dreamcatchers, a tribute to Nelson Mandela, Halloween Fright Night and a pyromusical display inspired by the works of Australian director Baz Lurhmann with music from Strictly Ballrooom, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby.  The schedule concludes with a spectacular finale celebrating the music of Pink Floyd. Tickets on sale on www.laronde.com.


Halloween Fright Fest
For 11 days starting October 4th, including all weekends and Thanksgiving Day, La Ronde will host Halloween Fright Fest. This year's event, which remains the most frightening of its kind in Quebec, will feature major attractions including Zombies, Demons and Vampires. 

About La Ronde and Six Flags: La Ronde is the property of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest regional theme park company with over $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, and spectacular events such as Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit sixflags.com.

 

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SOURCE: La Ronde

For further information: Jules Hébert, Chef de division - Communications, La Ronde, 514 397-2001 poste 2703, jhebert@sftp.com

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