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    Photo TR: La Ronde - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Wednesday August 24th, 2011


    North of the border, on an island in Montreal, you will find one of the largest amusement parks in Canada




    Originally build as part of the World's Fair in 1967, it now shares the island with all sort of attractions, like the popular Biodome.



    The headliner here is Goliath, the first Hypercoaster in the country, which is an excellent offering from B&M




    What the layout lacks in creativity, it makes up for in execution



    The airtime is remarkable, and B&M provide one of the more enjoyable coasters out there





    The latest addition is a surprisingly popular Vekoma SLC, Ednor: Le Attaque


    Themed after a mysterious lake-dwelling monster, the placement could not be more scenic.




    Unfortunately it provides the typical rough ride, and hardly seems worthy of its following




    While an otherwise unbranded Six Flags park, it does have the requisite Batman clone, here known as Vampire




    Being a mirror image of the original and more common layout, it offers a slight skew on the experince




    Without a doubt, this installations offer so much in the way of the intensity we're used to




    Tucked away behind Vampire is an aging and aged Intamin standup, becoming quite rare these days, but probably for good reason





    The real old-timer is Super Manage, a simply ancient Vekoma corkscrew that as seen better days





    Rounding out the Vekoma clone trifecta is le Boomerang




    The only wooden coaster in the park, the intense dual track le Monstre gives the coaster resume a shot in the arm





    Another chain park mainstay is a wild mouse, with Toboggan Nordique sporting a very loose theme.





    Considering the amazing views, the massive Ferris Wheel is definitely worth a visit






    The island the park is on has a very large green-space, so wildlife abounds




    This little guy was being fed by the shuttle bus drivers who link the park and the Metro station





    We found La Ronde to be a bit of a mixed bag, a nice enough park unfortunately shoehorned into the Six Flags way of doing things




    But no doubt does its placement make for a unique cityscape, as seen here from the famous Mont Royale
    Last edited by sarki7; 09-01-2011 at 02:04 PM. Reason: Corrected Goliath as "first" hypercoaster, not "only"
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    Re: Photo TR: La Ronde - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Wednesday August 24th, 2011

    FYI... Goliath is not the only hyper coaster in Canada.

    Nice pictures!

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    Re: Photo TR: La Ronde - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Wednesday August 24th, 2011

    Ah, yes - first, not "only". Thanks!

    Glad you enjoyed them!
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    Re: Photo TR: La Ronde - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Wednesday August 24th, 2011

    How does Golliath compare to Behemoth in CW?

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    Re: Photo TR: La Ronde - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Wednesday August 24th, 2011

    I haven't made it to Canada's Wonderland yet, so I can't give you a personal review, but objectively Goliath is a bit scaled down in what it has to offer. Behemoth is a good bit taller, longer, faster, and has more going on over its layout. A couple extra helices, even a mid course brake run. Goliath really just focuses the entire time on hill after hill.

    Definitely want to get to Canada's Wonderland to ride Behemoth, not to mention Leviathan.
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    Re: Photo TR: La Ronde - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Wednesday August 24th, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by sarki7 View Post
    I haven't made it to Canada's Wonderland yet, so I can't give you a personal review, but objectively Goliath is a bit scaled down in what it has to offer. Behemoth is a good bit taller, longer, faster, and has more going on over its layout. A couple extra helices, even a mid course brake run. Goliath really just focuses the entire time on hill after hill.

    Definitely want to get to Canada's Wonderland to ride Behemoth, not to mention Leviathan.
    Behemoth is pretty much the main reason why I've had a season pass for the past 2 years.

    Leviathan will make it 3

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