Goliath at Six Flags Great America Opens Today

The wait is over. Today, Goliath will officially open for everyone to conquer. Six Flags Great America’s triple world-record-breaking Rocky Mountain Construction wooden roller coaster makes its grand debut.


A press release from the park states: “Six Flags Great America presents Goliath, the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world featuring the world’s tallest and steepest drop. All total, this wooden marvel touts three world records and goes upside down twice making it the most extreme coaster of its kind on the planet!”


“Goliath is innovation at its best and will forever change the skyline of Six Flags Great America,” said Hank Salemi, park president. “This park provides the most thrills for all ages at any park in the country and we are committed to bringing new and innovative rides, shows and attractions to our guests every year.”


Goliath’s Records and Features:

  • Fastest wooden roller coaster (72 mph)
  • Tallest drop on a wooden roller coaster (180 feet)
  • Steepest drop on a roller coaster (85 degrees)
  • Two upside down turns through two separate maneuvers


All Photos © Six Flags Great America

Another interesting fact: Goliath’s opening makes Six Flags Great America home to the most wooden roller coaster track of any theme park in the world.

Watch an on-ride video of Goliath from Six Flags Great America below:

The next video features various b-roll footage also from the park:

Be sure to see our Goliath review and media day coverage from yesterday’s event.

Have you ridden Goliath yet? Share your thoughts about the coaster in the comments section below.


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1 Response

  1. Michael Norwood says:

    I went to Media day for Goliath and my thoughts on the ride are: 1st ride–what just happened? So powerful, fast & ferocious that I had no recollection of it. 2nd ride–I had to pay more attention. Just simply WOW. 3rd ride–easily had a new favorite wood coaster, if not possibly favorite coaster of all! The Zero G Stall alone is worth the price of admission. I only hope and pray that it never is modified, it’s perfect.

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