La Ronde

La Ronde amusement park, which is now part of the Six Flags family, is the largest in Eastern Canada.  The park is open all summer every day until August 25th and from that point on until October 27th it is open only on the weekends.

Around in one form or another since Expo ’67, La Ronde is made up of 40 rides of different “fright” varieties from mild to wild.  In the wild section you will be able to try the old school wooden roller coaster Le Monstre as well as The Goliath, which is one of the fastest and highest roller coasters in North America.  As I was there just this past weekend and being a person with a weak constitution I was able to find plenty of rides which I could tolerate.  There is even a family section to La Ronde (Le Pays de Ribambelle) which features rides for the smaller members of your family.

On top of the rides there is a bunch of other stuff to see and do at La Ronde.  The typical carnival/amusement park games are there begging to be played and giving you the opportunity to win then lug around a stuffed animal.  As you will be there for hours you are bound to get hungry.  You are not allowed to bring in any food into the park, but do not fear as there are plenty of food options on site.  Greek, Italian, Lebanese, Indian and Italian food is available as well as McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Pizza, Valentine and other snack stands.

Special events and shows are also aplenty at La Ronde.  During the summer months on certain nights of the week you can see the Loto Quebec International Fireworks Competition.  Being in the part gets you a unique up and close view of the fireworks.  Over the course of the summer there are different kinds of shows.  For example, this year there was an acrobat show.

Additional Information:

-Website:  www.laronde.com

-Ticket Purchase:  On site or at www.laronde.com

-Ticket Prices:  Daily Tickets – Online – $46.99 (over “54), $40.00 (under “54 + Senior), Free (2 and under)

Daily Tickets – On Site – $56.99 (over “54),  $40.99 (under “54 + Senior), Free (2 and under)

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