Goliath (La Ronde)

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Goliath
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La Ronde
Location Montréal, Québec, Canada
Status Operating since 13 May 2006
Cost $18.7 million CAD (aprox. $16 million USD)
Rider height 137.2 cm minimum
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Out and Back
Riders per train 36
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 53.3 metres
Drop 52 metres
Top speed 110 km/h
Length 1231 metres
Inversions 0
Drop angle 70°
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Goliath is a steel hyper roller coaster located at La Ronde in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Built by Bolliger & Mabillard, it was the tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster in Canada when it opened on 13 May 2006. In May 2008, these records were surpassed by Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland, also made by Bolliger & Mabillard.

Goliath is a Hyper Coaster installation from Bolliger & Mabillard but as it is under 200 feet tall, it is not a hyper roller coaster.

History

The attraction was announced on 25 October 2005. It was built at a cost of 18.7 million CAD, the largest investment in a single ride at the park since its opening in 1967.[1] The ride was installed by Martin & Vleminckx.[2]

Goliath opened on 13 May 2006.

In 2016, the ride received virtual reality headgear showing a New Revolution film that many other Six Flags parks received.[3]

Design

Goliath's layout

Goliath takes riders outside the park, to the eastern point of Île Sainte-Hélène, before rushing back into the park, over a series of hills and drops, finishing in a smooth ending in the station house, located near the Tour de Ville swing ride. The coaster has a very straight forward out and back layout until the latter portions of the ride where the layout has a few quick transitions during its return towards the station from the left to the right side and a heavily banked left turn leading into the final brake run.

Trains

2 trains with 9 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 36 riders per train.

Images

References

External links

  • Goliath on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


Articles on La Ronde