La Ronde Kicks Off its 2019 Season with a New, Seven Story Loop Coaster
La Ronde, Quebec’s leading destination for thrills and family entertainment, will open its gates on May 11 with a giant loop roller coaster, Chaos. This thrilling, new attraction will send riders back and forth and launch them upside down through a series of 360⁰ revolutions. In addition to more than 40 rides and attractions, guests will be entertained all season long with the return of Family Days, L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, Bavarian Weekends, La Nuit Blanche and the ever-popular Fright Fest®.
“La Ronde is proud to deliver innovative rides and attractions year after year for families and thrill seekers alike,” said La Ronde Park President, Janine Durette. “As the premier entertainment destination in Eastern Canada, it is our joy to offer our guests the best experience and to create lasting memories for generations to come.”
The all-new Chaos features a single 7-story loop that swings riders back and forth, higher and higher before soaring through multiple heart-pounding revolutions. The coaster changes directions halfway through the ride cycle, leaving riders suspended upside down at the top of the loop for even more intense thrills. Other thrilling highlights include:
• 24 riders sitting in unique face-to-face seating positions;
• A pendulum style takeoff with multiple 360⁰ revolutions around the 7-story loop; and
• An additional 360⁰ revolution when the train reverses mid-course.
La Ronde has a host of new, along with guest favorite offerings on tap for the 2019 season:
New Food Options
New restaurant concepts will open at La Ronde in 2019: La Halte Gourmande and La Centrale Burgers & Frites. Located in Fort Edmonton, La Halte Gourmande will elevate the park’s food offering by featuring an array of fan favourites like custom poutines, hot sandwiches as well as healthy options like our new “buddha bowl”. The four food concessions will include MTL Poutine & Co, Au Bol, Station 6, and Le Marché. Pays de Ribambelle will welcome a brand new family-friendly restaurant, La Centrale Burgers & Frites. This new dining experience will offer guests great options like the family meal deals and a kids menu featuring burgers, fries, chicken tenders, onion rings and soft drinks at a great value. Both restaurants will offer the Freestyle station and will be included in the park’s dining plan.
La Ronde continues to offer great family-friendly entertainment and will celebrate families during the month of June:
• June 1: The biggest edition of Mascot Day, featuring a cast of 75 colourful characters; and
• June 15: Grandparents Day will feature the delightful team of Éducazoo.
L’International des Feux Loto-Québec: The world’s leading fireworks competition
Once again, the skies over Montreal will serve as the backdrop to one of the most spectacular fireworks events in the world. The 35th edition of L’International des Feux Loto-Québec (IFLQ) is running from June 29 to July 27.
Following last year’s success, La Ronde will host its second edition of Bavarian Weekends, September 7 through 15. The event will take guests on a mouth-watering, culinary journey featuring themed dishes inspired by German traditions.
La Nuit Blanche
La Ronde will stay open late, until the early hours, September 20-21 to celebrate the beginning of fall. This special event is an all-night celebration for guests 18+, featuring DJs and live entertainment. Most rides will be open to guests with the exception of the children's rides at Pays de Ribambelle. Tickets will go on sale in June.
Fright Fest presented by Chevrolet
La Ronde will celebrate Halloween for 9 days beginning October 5, including all weekends and Thanksgiving Day. The zombies, demons and vampires of Fright Fest are all preparing for the scariest Halloween event in the region.
From April 29 to May 12, when guests buy one 2019 Season Pass, at $49.99 each, they receive early park entry on select days, an additional free ticket for a friend, free parking (on selected days), a free reusable bottle, as well as exclusive ride access each month. For more details on park events, visit laronde.com.