Sunday, April 30, 2006 5:10 PM
Davids wanted to take on Canada’s biggest and fastest rollercoaster at La Ronde
Anyone named David – first, middle or last name – is invited to submit his or her candidacy to be among the first thrill-seekers to challenge the brand new, 72-seat Goliath on May 11, 2006 – Media Launch Day.
“This is the biggest, fastest and most courage-defying ride ever in Canada,” said Len Turtora, General Manager of La Ronde (www.laronde.com), one of Six Flags’ 30 theme parks (www.sixflags.com). “It’s going to take some very brave, fear-defying individuals to tame Goliath.”
“In a new twist to the old story,” added Mr. Turtora, “we’re challenging anyone named David and brave enough to defy Goliath to sign up and take on the biggest, fastest roller coaster in Canada.”
In other news, the coaster began testing last week, you can see 5 videos here : http://www.dropshots.com/day.php?userid=103982&cdate=20060420&ctime=153506
And finally, a beautiful picture of La Ronde with downtown Montreal in background here (scroll down to te middle of the page)
Sunday, April 30, 2006 6:07 PM
That photo is beyond amazing.
Monday, May 1, 2006 2:08 AM
<-- may be there on the 14th.
Monday, May 1, 2006 11:23 AM
Im planning to drive up there around June 20-21. I just can't pass up a new B&M when I know its within driving distance. Plus, Montreal is a very nice city.
Monday, May 1, 2006 2:09 PM
I plan to ride it this summer with a friend. It will be my first B&M Mega, though a small one im sure it will be great. Not that there is anything wrong with small Mega's, they can also make great rides too it all depends on the intensity of the ride. Can't wait.
Also alot of the coasters at the park are not ones I have ridden eventhough there are clones of them all over the USA, I still haven't ridden them.
Monday, May 1, 2006 2:59 PM
Just watched the videos and it looks like this tracks pretty aggresively on the return run which was my only concern. Awsome.
Monday, May 1, 2006 3:10 PM
From the video...(which we know isn't always representative of the RIDE)...this LOOKS to be about equal to the new ride at SFoG in terms of the speed carried to the crest of the next hill. Pretty promising for airtime lovers... :)
Monday, May 1, 2006 3:33 PM
^Another thing I noticed is that the pull-outs seem much tighter than your average B&M. Should make for some very strong positive G's at the bottoms of those drops.