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Six Flags Over Georgia announces Goliath
Posted by: Webmaster | 01 September 2005 19:28

Six Flags Over Georgia is preparing to unleash a GIANT in 2006. Soaring over 200 ft. above the park and covering an area 8.5 acres in size, this much-anticipated steel monster will appropriately be called: GOLIATH.

Not since the Six Flags Over Georgia's grand opening in 1967 has the park made such an announcement. Traveling over 4,400 feet on a journey that takes over 3 minutes and reaching speeds of 70 miles per hour, GOLIATH will stand as a GIANT among coasters. Beginning on a spot once occupied by the Great Gasp, GOLIATH will serve as Six Flags Over Georgia's new skyline icon, visible for miles around.

The park's 11th coaster, GOLIATH will be Six Flags Over Georgia's first hypercoaster, or coaster reaching over 200 feet in height. Because of its massive height and size, GOLIATH will not fit inside the park grounds and will actually travel outside the park and back. It will be the new welcoming landmark for guests as it screams overhead, just outside the park's front gate.

Riders on GOLIATH will sit four-abreast, strapped in bright orange and teal, open-sided trains carrying nine cars each. After the 200-foot ascent, GOLIATH will scream through the park's USA section, and outside of the park into a series of zero-gravity floating hills and drops, and a giant spiral. After a sweeping high-bank turn, the ride flies back into the park through several more hills and drops, in order to deliver the biggest thrill in Six Flags Over Georgia history.

GOLIATH was custom-designed and engineered by the industry-acclaimed Bolliger & Mabillard, of Monthey, Switzerland. Known for their quality and state of the art thrills, the same company designed the popular SUPERMAN - ULTIMATE FLIGHT, BATMAN THE RIDE, and Georgia Scorcher coasters in the park. Compared side-by-side, GOLIATH eclipses SUPERMAN - ULTIMATE FLIGHT's top height by nearly 50 feet and beats its top speed by over 15 miles per hour. It's length is almost twice that of any other coaster in the park.

Construction on this giant coaster has already begun and will continue through the winter. GOLIATH is scheduled to open April 1, 2006, just in time for Spring Break. Season Passholders will be given some of the first opportunities to ride during exclusive ride times scheduled for April.

Related Links
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    Members' Comments

    Topic: Six Flags Over Georgia announces Goliath
    spaminacan11 Locked 01-Sep-2005 23:37:03
    You said that it is almost 50 feet taller that Superman, well it is 75+ feet taller. Know your facts before you post something that big. Anyways, the coaster looks awesome and ceases to amaze me even though Iv'e had the blueprints for weeks now.

    Webmaster 02-Sep-2005 02:21:22
    Excuse me but that was copied straight from the Six Flags Press release so go tell them to know their facts.

    ukcoasterlad 03-Sep-2005 00:40:24
    spaminacan11 u shud go and get a life from somewhere

    if all coaster fans were as arrogant as you there would be no fun in riding!

    Keep up the good work webmaster - at least you have THE FACTS from the horses mouth so to speak.

    spaminacan11 03-Sep-2005 05:13:02
    My mistake guys, won't post somethin stupid like that again. Even though Superman Ultimate Flight is 125 feet tall and Goliath is a little above 200 feet.

    Webmaster 03-Sep-2005 05:27:45
    Here's a link to the Six Flags Press Release, which has the error:

    geoking66 06-Sep-2005 04:29:47
    This looks like it will be one awesome coaster. I noticed something unusual for B&M;, there is no mid course brake run. I think that makes it better as the train goes at a faster pace, but that's just my opinion. I hope they don't go overboard on trims like on Raging Bull.

    Henniex1x 09-Sep-2005 19:34:45
    i can only dream of going to six flags and going on a ride like that. I'm scared of flying so i'm stuck with uk theme parks

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