Six Flags recently announced that La Ronde’s historic log flume ride, La Pitoune, has closed.
“After 50 seasons, the Pitoune ride has reached the end of its useful life and will not re-open for our 2017 season. We greatly appreciate the history and tradition of this classic La Ronde ride and thank you for your patience while we evaluate alternatives for a replacement ride in the future,” said the statement.
The classic log ride was a favourite among Montrealers, having opened during Expo 67. It featured sharp turns, lots of splashing, and of course, a camera to capture the faces of riders as they made their way down the final plunge.
In recent years, La Pitoune had been overshadowed by an array of new rollercoasters and family-friendly rides.
Though it certainly won’t replace La Pitoune, the newest ride to enter La Ronde’s fleet in 2017 is thrill-seeking Titan.
While we’re sad to see it go, we’re excited to see what replaces this classic family-friendly attraction.
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