Goliath was the first coaster designed and built by Giovanola of Switzerland. This hypercoaster combines the layouts of a twister and out and back coaster to form a unique combination. Riders on Goliath experience intense G-forces in excess of 4.5 Gs for over six continuous seconds. Goliath briefly held the world record for longest drop and top speed for a full-circuit steel roller coaster when it opened in February 2000.
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The first half-of-the-ride features an "out and back" layout and the second half is a twister.
Opening date: February 11, 2000
Estimated cost: $30 million
Train has five cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 1,600 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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