La Ronde changes its opening hours
The International des Feux Loto Québec is back at La Ronde this summer
La Ronde has changed its entry hours for the warm season this year. Now operating from Tuesday to Sunday, the amusement park will be closed every Monday in the summer and will open at 2 p.m. (instead of 10:30 a.m.) on the days when the International des Feux Loto-Québec is presented (Wednesday and /or Sunday).
According to Karina Thevenin, media relations manager for La Ronde, this new schedule has nothing to do with the labor shortage that affects just about everyone professional sectors at the moment.
“It's for our internal needs,” said the spokesperson a few times when contacted by Métro on Tuesday afternoon.
La Ronde is not short of employees at the moment, as school sessions end and students return to seasonal jobs. It is generally – and so every year, and not just in 2022 – as the fall approaches that the company has more difficulty recruiting, when its workforce returns to CEGEP and university. Two recruitment campaigns take place in the year, in February in view of the summer and towards the end of July, the beginning of August in preparation for the fall, explained Karina Thevenin, who invites people to consult the calendar on the site. de La Ronde in order to properly plan their visit.
For now and until August 21, La Ronde opens at 10:30 a.m. and closes at 7 or 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday, except on fireworks Wednesdays and Saturdays, when the place is accessible from 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. At the end of August, the family destination will only welcome crowds on weekends, as usual.
Feux et restaurants
La Ronde is not opening a new carousel in 2022, but announced in May, at the time of its official reopening, the establishment of new restaurants on its site (L'Aquabar for cocktails, the Arirang for hot dogs, the Burgers & as the return of its Techno Evenings in September and its Fright Festival in October.
As for the International des Feux Loto-Québec, they will honor on different themes (bells and drums, Hungarian musical culture, myths and legends of Quebec, etc.) and countries (Mexico, Italy, Croatia, England, etc.), from June 25 to August 6. Tributes to Prince (Saturday, July 2) and Genesis (Saturday, August 6) will also roar through the skies of Montreal.