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 Review of Goliath @ La Ronde
0 Rating Posted by: weaver23 on 7/23/2007 9:57:00 PM
As we drove over the Jean Cartier bridge adjacent to La Ronde the massive skyline of coasters stood out against the skyline of Montreal. But there was one Coaster in particular I was fixated on. This was Canadas Tallest and Fastest Coaster and only B&M Hyper,Goliath. Goliath was my first hyper coaster and to say the least I was blown away. The shear size of it was intimidating to me.

The first time I rode the line was surprisingly short for the Newest and Tallest coaster in the park coaster in the park. Which made the experience all the more better!

As soon as I sat down on the far right seat I realized how comfortable the seats were. I pulled the lap bar down which was pretty tight which was good because being on the very edge was quite intimidating knowing that only a rubber divider was creating a barrier between you and plummeting hundreds of feet to the ground. Then the ride ascended the chain lift, which was surprisingly quick and we reached the top in a matter of seconds. Then came that massive first drop. Yo slowly detach from the chain and then Plummet 175 feet to the ground! The drop is an adrenaline rush to say the least. It shoots like a bullet straight to the ground reaching speeds of just over 110kmh an hour. After the first drop you head into a massive airtime hill which gives some sweet floater air. As mentioned below in the first review, I too felt a tipping motion in seats towards the front. But when sitting in the back the train would slow at the top of the hill and then be pulled down quite quickly creating a whiplash motion that gave some great air on the drop. Then there were a couple more airtime hills with the same motion of airtime except the hills got slightly smaller. The there was the banked turn around. The hill that led into it provided some decent airtime but nothing stellar.The turn was actually very banked giving you the impression you were almost parallel to the ground. Then there was another drop after that which gave some good airtime. Then there were some more stellar airtime hills that gave great floater air. And then there was twisting hill that had a sort of curved S-Bend at the top then had a twisting drop which provided some nice airtime then there was a small hill and then another hill leading into the brake run. But before the train hits the brakes there is a very small hill which actually provided a nice pop of airtime which I wasnt expecting. A great way to end the ride. I came off of the coaster feeling blown away by the airtime coupled with the banked turns and that Amazing enormous first drop. As soon as we hit the brake run this coaster Rocketed into my top 3.

Review Comments

Canobie Coaster on 7/24/2007 8:42:06 AM said:
Awesome review. I want to get out to this park sometime to ride this great mini-hyper coaster. Does the park speak French or English?
weaver23 on 7/24/2007 8:32:36 PM said:
I found that almost all park staff were bilingual, of course there accents were heavy you could still understand them. But most of the guests at the park were French with the exception of a few English people here or there.
Canobie Coaster on 7/24/2007 9:22:21 PM said:
Good to know. I might consider visiting La Ronde and the other Canadian parks, but it might be a hassel for me to get up there. Still, its hard for me to resist a B&M.
weaver23 on 7/25/2007 11:02:47 AM said:
THe two best parks in the country are Canadas Wonderland In Maple Ontario and La ronde, though if you are planning on going Id suggest going next year since CW may be building a hyper coaster!
Canobie Coaster on 7/25/2007 9:45:16 PM said:
^Well, we will wait and see.
weaver23 on 9/30/2007 5:54:22 PM said:
Hey i guess i was right
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