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May 14, 2003

La Ronde's 37th Season Opens With Seven New Rides

Montreal, Canada -- You think you've seen it all? You're mistaken. Put some extra hold into that hairstyle of yours because the family tourist attraction par excellence now offers a whole lot of new thrills for the entire family. Indeed, the 37th season of the number one amusement park in Québec promises to provide an all-new experience.

As of its official season opener this coming May 17, La Ronde will offer visitors seven new attractions: the all-new Autos Tamponneuses (bumper cars), the Grand Carousel, the Manitou, the Tasses Magiques, the Toboggan Nordique, the Tour de Ville and the Vertigo. With these latest additions, La Ronde provides more than 40 rides and attractions allowing every visitor, whether reserved or daring, to discover new and unforgettable thrills.

"By proposing seven new rides in one season, a record number since the opening of the park in 1967, La Ronde reinforces its position as Québec's most popular tourist attraction and makes it the not-to-be-missed family entertainment destination for 2003," declared Len Turtora, Vice-President and General Manager of La Ronde, during the inaugural press conference held today.

In addition to the extra rides, a number of improvements and refurbishments were carried out on site during the winter - design, landscaping, signage, sanitary facilities, fencing and general decor - in order to maximize the comfort level of the facilities and offer La Ronde's visitors unparalleled value.

"Thanks to its exceptional location minutes from downtown Montréal, La Ronde represents a high-quality urban destination that most Quebecers can easily reach," noted La Ronde's Director of Marketing Pierre Bélanger.

Naturally, La Ronde's star attractions, such as Le Vampire, Le Monstre, Le Cobra, Le Boomerang, L'Orbite, La Pitoune and the various rides found in La Petite Ronde, complement the newcomers.