Six Flags Over Georgia rolls out the welcome mat for coaster junkies this year with the introduction of a giant megacoaster. Soaring over 200-feet above the park and covering an area eight and half acres in size this much-anticipated steel monster is appropriately called: Goliath
"Without a doubt, when it comes to thrills, Six Flags Over Georgia has always been the leader in the Southeast," says Melinda Ashcraft, vice president and general manager, Six Flags Atlanta Parks.
For those seeking the latest thrill, an adventure of just over 3 minutes awaits when you board this megacoaster. Giant thrills can be expected as Goliath rises up 200 feet, travels along 4,400 feet of steel track and cruises at a top speed of 70 mph! Goliath is the park's 11th roller coaster and the first megacoaster in the Southeast.
According to the park, this is the largest attraction to be built since the grand opening in 1967.
Park guests will be invited to hop on board one of the bright orange and teal, open sided trains. Seated four abreast in one of nine cars, you'll depart the station to ascend twenty stories. Because of its massive height and size, Goliath will not fit inside the park grounds and will actually travel outside the park and back.
Cresting the 200-foot lift hill, Goliath begins a stomach loosing 17-story drop to scream through the park's USA section, and outside of the park. For airtime lovers there should be plenty to be found as the trains ride a series of zero-gravity hills and drops, and a giant spiral. After a sweeping high-bank turn, the Goliath flies back into the park through several more "floating" hills and drops.
"Our guests continue to demand something bigger and better each year and we believe Goliath is the answer for both families and thrill-seekers," adds Ashcroft.
In order to deliver the biggest thrill in Six Flags Over Georgia history, Goliath eclipses several other rides including the legendary Georgia Scorcher, which will now stand in its shadow more than 50 feet below. Giant oak trees, a unique feature to Six Flags Over Georgia, and natural treasures of the park will remain as more than just beautiful landscaping. Goliath will send riders up through the treetops and race back down within feet of two giant ponds.
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. Its length is almost twice that of any other roller coaster in the park.
The anticipation has begun and coaster junkies will only have to wait until early Spring to experience the thrill of Goliath.
Type of Ride:
Height: 200 feet
First Drop: 170 feet
Top Speed: 70 mph
Length: 4,480 feet
Two 32-passenger Trains
3 minutes, 30 seconds
Bolliger and Mabillard
Six Flags Over Georgia