Roller coaster
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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
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Morgan (1985-2012)
Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (2013-present)
Riders per train 28

Le Monstre (The Monster in English) is a wooden roller coaster located at La Ronde in Montréal, Québec, Canada. This roller coaster is the highest twin wooden coaster in the world. The first track was built in 1985 and the second in 1986.


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Construction began in 1984.[1] The attraction opened on 20 July 1985 with provision for a second track to be installed. This one 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.[2]

The ride was given new trains in 2013.



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..


External links

  • 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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