MONTREAL, April 26 /CNW Telbec/ - La Ronde today announced that
restoration of the world's oldest galloping carousel is going full speed ahead
and that no efforts are being spared so that the famous ride is once again
operational on opening day of the park's 2007 season Saturday, May 19.
As part of its 40th anniversary, La Ronde, together with the head office
of Six Flags, is giving new life to the celebrated antique carousel. Phase one
work has been done early this spring. The carousel will be installed on a
system of rails attached to a concrete foundation. A roof has also been built
to protect the ride from inclement weather and preserve it in all its
Reconditioned by the firm Magic Carousel, world renowned for excellence
in restoring carousels, the ride's various parts will arrive at La Ronde in
the next few days. Assembly work will then begin with the erecting of the
mechanical components, to which will be added the architectural parts,
including the horses and gondolas, and, lastly, the decorative pieces such as
the cornice, frieze and ceiling.
Festivities surrounding the return of the famed galloping carousel will
take place at La Ronde May 19 to May 21 to the great delight of park president
Marc Tremblay, who invites people to regularly visit La Ronde's web site at
www.laronde.com to learn more about the ride's restoration and view the
various photos of the work in progress.
About Six Flags: Six Flags Inc. is the world's largest regional amusement
park company. Owner of La Ronde, Six Flags Inc. is a publicly traded company
(NYSE: SIX) based in New York.
For further information:
For further information: Nadia Goyer, Manager of Public relations, La
Ronde - A member of the Six Flags family, (514) 397-2001, ext. 2703,