Six Flags Magic Mountain is well known for their outstanding collection of roller coasters. The park also has a reputation for building coasters that break records and utilize the latest cutting edge ride technology. Continuing the tradition in 2000, park officials will unveil their latest coaster, one of GIANT proportions.
Introducing Goliath, the new park GIANT and a coaster designed to break records. As the park states, "It's BIG ... it's BAD ... it's FAST ... it's full of GIAGANTIC surprises." In early spring of 2000 Southern California coaster enthusiasts are going to have one more coaster in the arsenal to brag about.
Thanks to year-round park operation. Goliath will be the first new coaster to open for the New Year and the first to shatter records. Standing over twenty stories tall, Goliath will "steal" your stomach, as you plunge 255-feet into a smoke filled tunnel going 85 mph!
After the daring first drop Goliath will continue to deliver the thrills you've come to expect with a series of interesting twists, turns and hills that will make most scream with delight.
Soaring out of the tunnel riders will travel up into a tall-banked turn that will tower 200-feet above the 1978 wooden GIANT, Colossus. Rebounding back riders will experience the exciting thrill of "airtime" on a series of negative G producing camelback hills.
The final twists and curves are where Goliath will earn the "hypertwister" title. Dropping into a series of three high speed spirals, riders are likely to experience some lateral forces while traveling along the highly banked curves, some of which be banked at nearly 90-degrees.
The final element before the break run, the carousel curve, is likely to be the icing on the cake of this amazing 3-minute journey. Now aren't you ready to ride? See you in line come spring, when this sleeping GIANT wakes.
Type of Coaster:
Max. drop: 255 feet
First descent: 61 degrees
Top speed: 85 mph
Length: 4,500 feet
Ride time: 3 min
120-foot long tunnel, 700-foot long camel back
Number of Trains:
3 - 30 Passenger
February 11, 2000
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Official Press Release