Goliath (La Ronde)

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Goliath
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La Ronde
Location Montréal, Québec, Canada
Status Operating since May 13, 2006
Cost $18.7 million CAD (aprox. $16 million USD)
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Out and Back
Riders per train 36
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 174.8 feet
Drop 170.6 feet
Top speed 68.4 mph
Length 4038.8 feet
Inversions 0
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 until May 2008 when it was surpassed by Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland, also made by Bolliger & Mabillard.

History

The attraction was announced on October 25, 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]

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.

References

External links

  • Goliath on the Roller Coaster DataBase.