Le Monstre Showdown 2014 - The SchroederCon
May 25, 2014
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One would think that if there was an event at an amusement park in
your honor that would be something you wouldn't be tardy for? Paul,
Adriana and their nieces showed up a little late. Paul blames the
girls as but we all understand why he might be a little late after ending
the epic party that was their wedding reception just seven hours previously
and he and Adrianna having their first night as a wedded couple.
The BIG ride for our morning exclusive ride time was Goliath.
In 2001 Six Flags purchased La Ronde from the city of Montreal who had been
operating the park since Expo '67 closed. With the deal Six Flags
owns the park but it leases the land from the city which it has a long term
lease for. Another caveat to the purchase was that Six Flags was to
invest a certain dollar figure into the park which was needed as under the
city's budgetary constraints there really had not been many large investments
in the park for a while so it needed it.
Goliath cost about $18.7 million Canadian which is a fair chunk of the $90
million that Six Flags has put into the park since 2001.
Goliath is an out and back hyper coaster with plenty of airtime hills as
you head out of the park along the St. Lawrence River out into La Ronde's
parking lot which fills the far end of the island.