Le Monstre

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Le Monstre
Monstrelaronde.jpg
La Ronde
Coordinates 45°31′30″N 73°32′00″W / 45.52500°N 73.53333°W / 45.52500; -73.53333Coordinates: 45°31′30″N 73°32′00″W / 45.52500°N 73.53333°W / 45.52500; -73.53333
Status Operating
Opening date July 20, 1985
1986
General Statistics
Type Wood – Racing
Manufacturer William Cobb & Associates
Lift/launch system Chain
Blue Yellow
Height 130.9 ft (39.9 m) 130.9 ft (39.9 m)
Length 3,996 ft (1,218.0 m) 4,026 ft (1,227.1 m)
Speed 59.7 mph (96.1 km/h) 59.7 mph (96.1 km/h)
Inversions 0 0
Height restriction 52 in (132 cm)
Trains 4 trains with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
Flash Pass Available
Le Monstre at RCDB
Pictures of Le Monstre at RCDB

Le Monstre (The Monster) is a wooden roller coaster at La Ronde amusement park in Montreal, Canada. Le Monstre is the largest wooden roller coaster in Canada and is also the tallest two-track wooden roller coaster in the world.[1]

Being only 39.9 meters (130.9 ft) tall, it does not surpass the height of one of the newest attraction at La Ronde, The Goliath, but is still taller than all of their other roller coasters. Le Monstre includes a hard first drop, a helix, and airtime hills, and has a top speed of 59.7 miles per hour (96.1 km/h).

The first track of the ride opened in 1985, but a second track was built for the 1986 season. This newer track does not run parallel to the first, and instead gives a different ride experience. La Ronde once replaced the seats for new seats with safety belts, but were removed to classic bars at the request of riders. The seats have one lapbar for each row, as well as an individual seatbelt that attaches to the seat divider instead of the seat. This allows riders to "float" during airtime because the seatbelt does not come down to the seat even when fully tightened.

The ride was constructed by Martin & Vleminckx.[2]

Requirements and the ride[edit]

Riders must be over 1.32 m (52 in) to ride the coaster. Riders are seated 2 across in 2 rows spanning 7 cars, for a total of 28 riders per train. Le Monstre has four trains, 2 in each track.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Monstre - Tallest two-track wooden roller coaster in the world
  2. ^ Marden, Duane. "Monstre  (La Ronde)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 

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