Adrenaline and Adventure at La Ronde in 2016! The Vampire Coaster is turning Backwards and the All-New Avenue Aventure Section offers Thrilling Family Fun

MONTREAL, Sept. 3, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - La Ronde, Quebec's leading destination for thrills and family entertainment, is set to bring guests exciting new adventures in 2016. The park is flipping the iconic Vampire backwards and adding two rides in an all-new section of the Park called Avenue Aventure.

Fans from around the world come every year to experience Vampire, the park's very own exciting bat-inspired inverted roller coaster. Next season, the journey will begin with a 32 meter climb to the top of the lift hill.  Next, riders will soar beneath the track through five daunting inversions turning at speeds of up to 80 km/h per hour….backwards. Yes Backwards!

Avenue Aventure makes its park debut in 2016, providing fun and thrills for the entire family. The area will feature two new innovative rides. Phoenix, a flying scooter ride that puts guests in control as they soar against the wind and Gravitor, a fun adventure that lifts guests high above the ground as they turn around and around in an ocean of lights and sounds for a real dance party in the sky! 

With family-packed fun, other highlights include:

Phoenix:

  • 8 flying scooters
  • 2 passengers per scooter
  • High speed rotation
  • Interactive flying that appeals to all ages

Gravitor:

  • 8 suspended gondolas
  • 2 passengers per gondola
  • 1 Joystick per 2 seats for 360 degree gondola rotation
  • 1500 lights on seats, arms and main column

 

"The 2016 season at La Ronde will provide guests with new reasons to visit again and again" said Phil Liggett, president of La Ronde. "Avenue Aventure is the perfect complement to our exciting lineup of rides and attractions and Vampire backwards will take thrills to a new level."

This fall, starting October 3, it will be Halloween at La Ronde featuring a new District 510 – In the Dark, a new Zombie Trail plus the horrifying antics The Taxidermist. This year's edition of the biggest monsters and ghouls gathering in Quebec promises to be the biggest and scariest ever!

With close to 40 rides and attractions, including 7 roller coasters and Le Pays de Ribambelle, an area completely dedicated to younger guests, La Ronde provides fun and thrills at great value for guests of all ages. The addition in 2015 of Maison Rouge, the arrival of Vampire Backwards and two new rides in Avenue Aventure in 2016 underscores Six Flags' commitment to provide exciting new offerings in every park ever year. 

La Ronde is also announcing the start of 2016 Season Pass sales with its special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend featuring the best deal of the year – savings of 70% on 2016 Passes! September 3 through 7, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass with every Pass purchased. Gold Season Passes include admission to La Ronde, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as free parking and special admission offers for friends. 2016 Season Passes provide unlimited visits any operating day for the rest of 2015, including park admission to Fright Fest® and all of 2016. 

Passholders may also purchase a Gold Season Dining Pass, which includes a lunch, dinner, and snack during every park visit, plus they will receive a 2016 All Season Sport Bottle for unlimited drink refills.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.2 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 54 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com

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SOURCE La Ronde

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Image with caption: "New at La Ronde in 2016 (CNW Group/La Ronde)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150903_C4048_PHOTO_EN_489707.jpg

For further information: Jules Hébert, Communications Manager, 514 397-2001 ext. 2703, jhebert@sftp.com

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