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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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Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2000 Steel Hypercoaster Giovanola

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 61°
  • Drop: 255 feet
  • G-force: 4.5 G's
  • Height: 235 feet
  • Length: 4,500 feet
  • Trains: 3 - 30 passenger
  • Ride Time: 3 minutes
  • Top Speed: 85 mph

Goliath Facts & History

120-foot long tunnel at the bottom of the first drop

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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