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Le Monstre
Monstre (La Ronde) 01.jpg
La Ronde
Location Montréal, Québec, Canada
Status Operating
July 20, 1985
Builder Martin & Vleminckx
Designer / calculations William Cobb & Associates
Type Wooden - Twin
Propulsion Chain lift hill
39.9 metres
39.9 metres
Top speed
96 km/h
96 km/h
1218 metres
1227 metres
Inversions 0

Le Monstre (The Monster in English) is La Ronde's only wooden roller coaster. This roller coaster is the highest twin wooden coaster in the world. The first track was built in 1985 and the second in 1986.

History[edit | edit source]

The attraction opened on 20 July 1985 with provision for a second track to be installed. This opened the following year.

In 1998, Normand St Pierre attempted to break the record for the longest time continuously riding a roller coaster on the Monstre while Richard Rodriguez attempted to break the same record on Big Dipper at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. However, St Pierre gave up, allowing Rodriguez to claim the record.[1]

Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

4 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 20 riders per train. The trains were built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc..

References[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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    Monstre on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
Tallest wooden roller coaster
July 1985 - March 1990
Preceded by
American Eagle
Tallest wooden roller coaster
July 1985 - March 1990
Succeeded by
Texas Giant

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