One of Montreal’s most thrilling attractions is expanding its family-friendly offerings. La Ronde’s 2018 season promises fun for the whole family with a new ride and a lineup of entertaining events.
Tourbillon, the new ride this year, is a carnival classic that will spin you around at dizzying speeds. The colourful Tilt-A-Whirl-style ride will twist, spin, and roll you around. With a height requirement of at least 36” (91.4cm) when accompanied by an adult, this ride is accessible to all but the youngest kids. Up to three people can ride together in one of the seven cars, for a total ride capacity of 21 people. The ride has just enough speed to make it thrilling for everyone, while not being too scary for the young ones.
Photo credit: La Ronde
Throughout June and July, La Ronde will celebrate families with its all-new Family Days. The first Family Day on June 9 is Mascot Day, with 75 colourful characters visiting the park. On June 16, celebrate Ribambelle’s Birthday with her friends Théo and Fredo the magician. June 23 is Grandparents Day featuring new shows by Ribambelle, Éducazoo and les Contes de Normanville. On July 25, come meet firefighters and paramedics on Prevention and Security Day.
La Ronde is located in the Jean-Drapeau park on Ile Ste. Hélène island and can be accessed by taking the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, or the Metro’s Yellow Line. Regular price for day passes is $67.99 and season’s passes start at $97.99. Opening hours vary during the season, so check the calendar before your visit.
For more information, visit laronde.com.