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La Ronde
Location Montréal, Québec, Canada
Coordinates 45°31′30″N 73°32′01″W / 45.525103°N 73.533741°W / 45.525103; -73.533741
Status Operating since 20 July 1985
Rider height 132.1 cm minimum
Builder Martin & Vleminckx
Designer / calculations William Cobb & Associates
Type Wooden - Twin
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 39.9 metres 39.9 metres
Speed 96 km/h 96 km/h
Length 1218 metres 1227 metres
Inversions 0
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Morgan (1985-2012)
Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (2013-present)

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.


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]




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., these replaced Morgan build trains in 2013.



  1. "A Blast From The Past - La Ronde's Le Monstre". NewsPlusNotes.
  2. Rollercoaster record hits new heights - BBC News

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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