Goliath - Six Flags Great America - 2014 Roller Coaster

Great America's Goliath to be Tallest, Fastest Wooden Coaster

Six Flags Great America has announced a record-breaking new roller coaster, Goliath. The ride will break three World records for wooden coasters. Goliath will be the fastest wooden roller coaster reaching speeds of 72 miles-per-hour, it’ll have the tallest drop on a wooden roller coaster (180 feet), and it will have the steepest drop on a wooden roller coaster at 85 degrees.

Here’s an animated POV video of Goliath at Six Flags Great America:

Goliath will top former wooden record holder for speed and height, Six Flags Great Adventure’s El Toro. It will be built in the area where stand-up coaster Iron Wolf was located.

It’s not officially announced, but Goliath looks to be a Rocky Mountain wooden coaster like Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City. Like Outlaw Run, it’s going to provide some insane maneuvers like overbanked turns, a dive loop, and the neat-looking “inverted zero g stall” at 41 seconds. That “stall” is like a zero-g roll that doesn’t complete the roll. It looks like an awesome element!

I loved Outlaw Run this year and I included it in my Top Ten. I wouldn’t be surprised if Goliath was worthy of joining my top coasters as well. I will say that I’m bored by the theme, but all is forgiven since this ride will have two tunnels. The underground dives more than make up for the unoriginal theme.
Goliath - Six Flags Great America - 2014 Roller Coaster Layout
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