La Ronde is Montreal’s most popular amusement park. Located in Jean Drapeau park, this amusement park features great attractions and a fun time for all. La Ronde is located on the eastern end of Saint Helen’s Island and is owned and operated by Six Flags. It is the only Six Flags theme park in all of Canada. This Six Flags park has a LOT of great rollercoasters and thrill rides. There is also a children’s area for for young kids, and you can usually find rides with shorter lines for toddlers and young children.
La Ronde Rides
La Ronde is a great amusement park with many roller coasters and plenty of rides. The Orbit provides some breathtaking views of Montreal; The Monster (Le Monstre) is the tallest wooden roller coaster in the world at more than 40 meters high. Other great rides include Le Vampire and Le Cobra.
Events at La Ronde
Various events and exhibitions are held at La Ronde, with the most popular being L’International des Feux Loto-Quebec, which is fireworks spectacular that is held every year during the summer. During the Halloween period, Fright Fest is offered at La Ronde. Fright Fest is an event offered by all parks owned by Six Flags that features special shows and features to celebrate Halloween.
General Information About La Ronde
The Admission price for La Ronde is quite cheap, when compared to other North American amusement parks (approximately CA$45). And unlike many other amusement parks, La Ronde contains many restaurant franchises like Subways and McDonald’s so your choice for food is quite varied. The food at La Ronde is pretty cheap. La Ronde also contains local Quebec cuisine like Queu de Castor (Beaver Tales).
Critics of La Ronde
This amusement park isn’t without its flaws. Many visitors complain that the lineups for the rides are often quite long. A solution for long lineup for rides is waiting to ride the attractions at night when the lines tend to be shorter. The food is also a bit pricey and so is the Flash Pass, which allows you to bypass the long lines. If you go on a busy day the Flash Pass is a must otherwise you end up waiting in like for atleast an hour.