MONTREAL, July 13, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - La Ronde, Quebec's leading destination for thrills and family entertainment, today announced that it will open with limited capacity beginning July 25, 2020. In accordance with Québec public health allowing businesses to reopen, the park will begin operating at reduced attendance levels and will operate in a preview mode July 25, 26 and 31, as well as August 1-2 for Members and Season Pass Holders only. The park will open to the general public beginning August 3. After a short initial reopening phase, the park will gradually increase attendance levels throughout the month. The park is implementing extensive new safety measures and hygiene protocols, including new advanced technology to protect guests and employees.
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"La Ronde is a much-beloved summer tradition for many Quebecers, and we look forward to welcoming them back to the park as we introduce new safety procedures for everyone's protection. The health and safety of our guests and team members remains our number one priority," said Park President Janine Durette.
"La Ronde, like all Six Flags parks, is an outdoor attraction that poses a significantly lower risk of exposure than indoor venues. Our guests are not confined to one space for lengthy periods. Guests move constantly throughout their experience; some are riding rides, some are eating in restaurants, while others are shopping in our souvenir stores, or playing games. Because our parks cover dozens or even hundreds of acres, we can easily manage guest throughput to achieve proper social distancing," said Six Flags President and CEO Mike Spanos. "We have developed a comprehensive opening safety plan that includes best practices from theme park industry experts, along with top destination parks from around the world, which will allow guests to experience our parks in the safest possible way. This 'new normal' will be very different, but we believe these additional measures are appropriate in the current environment."
All Six Flags parks will employ a sophisticated online reservation system to manage attendance, schedule guests for entry by day, and stagger arrival times to minimize proximity exposure. Other new technology include state-of-the-art thermal imaging for temperature checks.
The park opening plan, which the company developed with its epidemiologist consultants, meets or exceeds provincial guidelines. It sets standards for executing at the highest levels of hygiene and social distancing protocols.
Health Screenings for Guests and Team Members
Strictly Enforced Social Distancing
Extensive Sanitization and Disinfecting Protocols
Sanitized Food Preparation and Service
Commercial-Grade Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
Multi-Layered Guest and Team Member Communication
Park Reservations System to Manage Attendance
La Ronde will be operating under provincial and municipal guidelines for crowd capacity limits. The park has established attendance caps that will be well below the park's theoretical capacity in order to allow for proper social distancing. All Members, Season Pass holders and all guests with a single-day or group ticket will need to make a reservation at laronde.com. Guests who need single day tickets will be able to reserve during the purchase process. The process will take 5-7 minutes, and guests will complete the following steps:
Guests may begin making reservations as follows:
The Six Flags brand is synonymous with family fun and thrills for all ages. These significant new changes are designed to improve the overall park experience while keeping guests and employees safe.
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About La Ronde
La Ronde is the largest theme park in Eastern Canada. Inaugurated during Expo 67, La Ronde offers over 40 rides and attractions including Goliath ? one of the tallest and fastest roller coasters in North America. La Ronde also offers a colorful family section, Pays de Ribambelle. For more information, visit www.laronde.com.
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