Parc Le Ronde

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Le Ronde entrance

This park was originally the World's Fair site in 1967, on an island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. It cost $15 to park, probably the most for any theme park, and was only $25 to get in. Canadians truly promote mass transportation through high parking prices. Le Ronde is right at the foot of the giant bridge that goes over the river.

The Six Flags parks I visited previously turned out to be disappointing, and I originally wasn't going to stop here just becase of that, but since it looked good from the bridge, I went. The park didn't even open until 11, and proved to be just as bland as the other Six Flags parks. The giant wooden coaster, Le Monstre, not only ran one train, but was incredibly slow. There was a monorail that probably was there since the fair, the seats were just lawn chairs bolted to the floor, and like Rollercoastertycoon monorails, just crawled up a small hill. At the second station, everybody had to get off, and strangely, the train traveled back to the first station empty, nobody got on at the second station. In the middle of the park was a lake with a high diving show, and fireworks later that night. There were two rollercoasters I didn;t go on because of the long lines and low capacity, so after a few hours of not being impressed, I left.

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Le Ronde entrance
Le Ronde entrance
Characters
Characters
Vekoma Corkscrew, one train
Vekoma Corkscrew, one train
Le Monstre
Le Monstre
The rickety monorail that cold bar…
The rickety monorail that cold ba…
the plain street
the plain street
High divers
High divers
unique use of old flme logs
unique use of old flme logs
The park is at the foot of the bri…
The park is at the foot of the br…
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