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La Ronde is a Six Flags amusement park in Montreal, Canada. The park is under an emphyteutic lease with the City of Montreal, which expires in 2065.

History

Purchase by Six Flags (2001)

The City of Montreal sold La Ronde to Six Flags in a deal completed on May 4, 2001. It acquired all of the assets of the park for $20 million USD and signed a lease with the City of Montreal to operate the park until 2065. Before the park went to Six Flags, the city had considered offers from other bidders including Paramount Parks, Cedar Fair, and Parc Astérix.

Additions (2002-2018)

In May 2002, Six Flags announced the installation of Le Vampire, which was the first major investment since the park's acquisition.[1]

In May 2006, La Ronde opened its ninth roller coaster, Goliath.

For the 2007 season, La Ronde painted its iconic observation tower bright orange to advertise Pizza Pizza, an Ontario pizza chain that, at the time, was just emerging into the Quebec market. All of the pizza stands inside the park were renamed from Pizza Ronde to Pizza Pizza.

2007 was La Ronde's 40th anniversary. The park celebrated with Expo 67 themed events commemorating the world fair.[2]

In January 2009, Six Flags announced it's intention to make La Ronde a Six Flags branded park.

In 2010, Ednör - L'Attaque opened.[3] It features special effects and theming from an alleged sea monster that was reported to have appeared in the Lac des Dauphins.[4]

On March 9, 2010, La Ronde announced that Terminator X: A Laser Battle for Salvation, an interactive laser-tag attraction themed around the Terminator series, will also be featured in the park for the 2010 season.[5]

On January 19, 2012, Six Flags announced Vol Ultime for La Ronde.

In 2013, the park opened a water-themed attraction, Aqua Twist.

On August 29, 2013, Six Flags announced Demon for the 2014 season.[6]

As a world premiere, Goliath was the first roller coaster equipped and exploited with virtual reality headset.

On August 28, 2014, Six Flags announced Maison Rouge for the 2015 season.[7]

On September 3, 2015, Six Flags announced Avenue Aventure which includes Bateau Pirate, Condor and two new rides; Phoenix, Larson flying scooters, and Gravitor[8].

On September 1, 2016 Six Flags announced Titan.

On May 19, 2018, Le Tourbillonne opened at La Ronde.

Attractions

Thrill Rides

Family Rides

Kids' Rides

References

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