Skycoastin Steve wrote:^If you wanted to pick up all the credits, I would recommend a Gold Flash Pass. And even then, there's no guarantee you'll get them all in one day.
I got really lucky on my quick visit this year. And by quick, I mean just over an hour, although that wasn't the intention.
I planned a nice layover in Montreal on the way back from Europe at the end of July. I should have gotten there early in the afternoon, had most of the day to spend at La Ronde, and still had time for dinner and some clubbing before heading home to Boston the next morning for work. But then Air Canada canceled the only direct flight to Montreal that day (and rebooked me for a flight the next day that would have actually arrived an hour AFTER my connecting flight home!) So, I had to decide whether it was still worth it to stop in Montreal, if I was going to lose about 4 hours, since I'd have to connect in Toronto (flying right over Montreal on the way!) But once I have something in my head, I make it happen, so I stuck with it. That was gonna leave me like 2-3 hours tops for La Ronde. But luckily, I'd already been there several times, and Goliath was my main reason for going. Then of course, my flight was late, AND I JUST missed the bus from the airport AND the subway AND the bus to La Ronde from my hotel -- all of them by a minute or two! The good news was that I was able to check my suitcase at the airport, so I could make do with a backpack and not have to lug the suitcase around the city! The bad news was that I only ended up with around 80 minutes at La Ronde. All I could hope was that they were dead and that I might be able to get 2-3 rides on Goliath for my troubles.
Luckily, the park was DEAD. And by dead, I mean maybe a 1-2 train wait tops for Goliath. 10-15 minutes for Le Monstre, but only because they were only running one train on one side -- and loading it slowly, at that. Even with only only 80 minutes at the park, I still managed around 6 rides on Goliath (and that's with having to walk all the way around every time, even when the station was empty!) and a ride on Le Monster. And that was on a Friday at the end of July! If I'd gotten there maybe 2 hours earlier, I could have most likely ridden all the coasters in the park!