4 X The Action at La Ronde in 2016 Scares, Virtual Reality, Two New Family Rides, Fireworks to Light up the Night Highlight the Park's Biggest Season

MONTREAL, May 20, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - On May 21, La Ronde, Quebec's leading destination for thrills and family entertainment, is bringing 4 X the action in 2016. Presenting Canada's first Virtual Reality Coaster, New Revolution, the park is also flipping the iconic Vampire backwards and adding two rides in an all-new section called Avenue Aventure. The park's mascot, Ribambelle and her friends The Zs will also be on hand to greet and delight guests. 2016 promises thrills and chills for the entire family. The season highlights include:

4 X the action
When boarding the hyper-coaster Goliath in 2016, riders will be invited to wear Samsung Gear VR headsets to experience the heart-pumping adrenaline of steep drops, powerful twists and turns as gyros, accelerometers and proximity sensors synchronize all of the action in a remarkably realistic 360-degree virtual reality world. On The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster, riders will be transported to a futuristic battle to save planet earth from an alien invasion.

Fans from around the world come every year to experience Vampire, the park's very own exciting bat-inspired inverted roller coaster. This 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 La Ronde 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.

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec
This 32nd edition of L'International des Feux Loto-Québec, from July 2 to 30, will be filled with magic and a powerful array of lights and sounds. The season will open with Our Heroes, a celebration of Heroes, from videogames to comics. Other themes will include A Musical Ride, The Joy of Life and The Wild West, celebrating the music of Ennio Morricone. The event will conclude with a Tribute to Elton John, featuring mega hits such as Circle of Life, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and the Grammy Award winning Candle in the Wind.

Christmas at La Ronde
Celebrate Christmas in the summer July 21 and 22 when Santa Claus takes a temporary leave from the North Pole to meet and greet kids of all ages. Guests who bring six non-perishable food items will receive a coupon to purchase a one-day admission ticket for a discounted price. All donated food will benefit Moisson Montréal.

Back by popular demand
This season again, La Ronde offers great family-friendly entertainment. From June 25 to August 24, and on August 27, 28 and September 3, 4 and 5, six times a day on Ribambelle's stage, La Ronde's very popular mascot and her friends The Z's will invite young guests into their whimsical world. Additionally, the ever-popular Mascot Day will be back on June 11 and Prevention and Safety Day returns on July 13. For more details, visit www.laronde.com.

Halloween Fright Fest
La Ronde celebrates Halloween for 12 days starting October 1, including all weekends and Thanksgiving Day. This year's Halloween Fright Fest – which is assuredly the most frightening of its kind in Quebec – features major attractions and scary characters, including zombies, demons and vampires.

No better time to buy a Season Pass
When guests buy two or more 2016 Season Passes, at $49.99 each during our Countdown Sale, La Ronde will give them an upgrade to a Gold Pass for free. Every season pass bought during our sale comes with free parking, an early entry on select days, and additional free ticket for a friend, and exclusive ride access each month. Plus, guests who buy now receive a free Sport Bottle which entitles them to $0.99 refills all season long..

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 $1.3 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 55 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.



Video with caption: "4 X The Action at La Ronde". Video available at: https://youtu.be/LiRyX9N0QTY

Image with caption: "New Revolution (CNW Group/La Ronde)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160520_C5488_PHOTO_EN_695620.jpg

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


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