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Goliath Rollercoaster at La Ronde, Montreal, Quebec

Goliath's layout is up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, turn around, down, up, down, up, down, up , down, up, down, up, down, up and then the brake run.  The ride was great if you love airtime but the constant up and down repetitiveness got to me and after a couple of rides both Bond and I were feeling it a bit so we decided to give Goliath a break.

Goliath Rollercoaster at La Ronde, Montreal, Quebec

Here is the brand new Mrs. Paul "Bratman" Schroeder.  Like Bond and myself she was done with Goliath after a couple of laps.

The Ednor L'attaque rollercoaster at La Ronde, Montreal, Quebec

The next stop during our early morning Exclusive Ride Time session during Le Monstre Showdown was Ednor - L'Attaque which is La Ronde's newest coaster despite being older than the three previous coaster instillations at La Ronde.  I know that sounds confusing but I will explain it in a little bit.

The Ednor L'attaque  rollercoaster at La Ronde, Montreal, Quebec

Here is "Illinois" Mike Lockwood getting ready for the pain that is Ednor - L'Attaque.

Ednor - L'Attaque is a Vekoma designed and built Suspended Looping Coaster (SLC) which if you have been a long time reader of this site then you know that these production line coasters are not cherished or liked by many in the coaster enthusiast world due to their roughness.  I know, I know I'm being a coaster snob by not liking them but at least teenagers tend to gravitate to them this keeping them out of the lines of the good coasters that I want to ride. 


The Ednor L'attaque  rollercoaster at La Ronde, Montreal, Quebec

Ednor - L'Attaque sits on the edge and over Lac Des Dauphins (Dolphin Lake) - the which sits in the middle of Ile Sainte-Helene (Saint Helens Island) which was massively expanded for Expo '67 using excavated material from the construction of the Montreal Subway.  The elaborate back story for the ride was that a couple of La Ronde's maintenance workers were attacked by some monster emerging from Lac Des Dauphins and this is the monster.  Being a Vekoma SLC and all the head trauma one gets riding it I can understand why the workers don't remember much from their encounter.   



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