May 17, 2014
Gurnee, IL — Six Flags Great America topped off the all-new Goliath roller coaster earlier today. Construction crews using a crane hoisted the last piece of the 165-foot high structure and bolted it into place.
Goliath is now in the final stages of construction and will be ready to debut to guests within the next few weeks. The roller coaster required 300,000 board feet of lumber, 70,000 bolts and over 40,000 man-hours to build. When it opens this extreme coaster will be the world's fastest wooden coaster with the tallest and steepest drop. Goliath will also be the first wooden roller coaster to propel riders upside down through two separate maneuvers.
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