La Ronde opens Goliath with dozens of Davids

Posted Friday, May 12, 2006 3:45 PM | Contributed by coasterguts

You could barely swing a cat without hitting a David at La Ronde Thursday as the almost 40 year-old theme park opened its latest thrill ride. It was a festival of Davids, a sea of Davids of every shape, size and age. Grey-haired Davids and red mohawked Davids, Davids in hiking boots and sandals, all of them sporting red T-shirts that said, in French: "I beat Goliath."

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Friday, May 12, 2006 6:20 PM
I love when parks do these publicity stunts, like the Rita Queen of Speed opening, or the mimes on Kraken. It always makes me chuckle, and it is nice to see parks have some creativity left.
Friday, May 12, 2006 6:43 PM
^ Magic Mountain's Goliath did the same thing back when it opened in February 2000, and again, same with SFoG's Goliath last month. Call it, creativity, borrowed. ;)
Friday, May 12, 2006 8:51 PM
Not to be technical or anything, but I'm not sure who contributed the abover story. The one I contribued was about the parks sponsorship deal.

*** This post was edited by Jeff 5/12/2006 11:03:25 PM ***

Friday, May 12, 2006 11:02 PM
Yeah, and that story was kind of a "who cares?" moment, so I posted this one instead.
Saturday, May 13, 2006 7:32 AM
Well, I thought it was interesting. SF, not that it's a completely new idea in the industry, has signed a sponsor for a new coaster. Should help off set the costs and I'm wondering how much more of this we will see with Shapiro. I'm sure Tatsu will be one of the next ones to have a sponsor.
*** This post was edited by coasterguts 5/13/2006 6:56:39 PM ***
Saturday, May 13, 2006 1:18 PM
And All I can think about is the Kids in the Hall skit/song: "These are the Daves I know (I know)".
Saturday, May 13, 2006 3:43 PM
Just like the name borrowed.
Saturday, May 13, 2006 6:50 PM
I thought the link was also fairly interesting, if just not a bit news-worthy, coasterguts. I remember when Goliath opened, they had all the Davids including David Arquette (was he even a celebrity then though?) At least it's better than when they had Fred Durst at Deja Vu's opening.
Saturday, May 13, 2006 9:23 PM
David Arquette was definitely a celebrity back then. He was a) married or going out with Courtney Cox and b) was in the Scream movies with Courtney Cox
Sunday, May 14, 2006 2:41 AM
They could've at least wore togas and carried sling shots. ;)

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