Goliath Construction Continues Around the Clock

Construction crews are working at all hours of the day to make sure that Goliath is ready for riders soon — hopefully by next Thursday’s scheduled media day event. I stopped by the park today to see what progress had been made since my last visit over the weekend.


The lift hill is starting to show signs of life with railings and lift chain return partially in place.


However, the inverted zero-G stall track has yet to be installed.


You can see here where the element’s track will connect to the support structure.


The inversion is the last piece of the puzzle. Hopefully it will be installed before the weekend arrives.


This is as much of the roll that we have.


Luckily, the other side of the coaster’s layout seems complete.


The coaster’s surroundings and infrastructure also look ready to go. Workers were busy installing queue railings while I was observing the area.


One construction crew was focusing on the top of the inverted dive — likely filling the track with grout to reduce the coaster’s noise.


Goliath is a beautiful mess of wood and steel.


I really like the ride sign, especially with the inverted dive towering above.


Just about all of the topper track has been installed on the lift and first drop.


Several crews were working on installing railings to the lift hill.


From this shot you can see that the Goliath construction site is bustling with activity.


A crane was lifting up what looked to be the final piece of the lift hill chain return.


The lift hill can be seen from all over the park.


Something was dangling from the top of the lift hill. I’m sure it’s insignificant.


Work continues on the lift hill railings.


I hope this guy isn’t afraid of heights. We’ll all be there soon, though.


Stay tuned, as we’ll be back at the park this weekend to bring you another Goliath construction update.

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4 Responses

  1. Joseph says:

    Starting to look real great. Looks MAD fun!

  2. Carter says:

    Hello, I just had a quick question. I was wondering if I could use a photo off this page for a news article on my website. I’d give you credit, of course.

  3. John says:

    Carter, sure, you can just link back to Coaster101.com (or this article, whichever you prefer).

  4. Carter says:

    Thank you! I’ll be posting an article shortly after it opens on whether or not it is actually a wooden coaster. As they are advertising it as being one but there are obviously large steel portions (lift, zero-g stall), it is a very controversial topic. I will most likely add a poll, too.

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