Thursday, October 27, 2011

Goliath Work Starts, Deja Vu Comes Down

In a series of new photographs from the SFNE Goliath Construction Blog it can be seen that the park's former Shipwreck Falls is now just a memory.  Six Flags New England has started work on their new Vekoma Giant Inverted Boomerang coaster, Goliath, on the water ride's former home.

Holes for footers are being dug, and Shipwreck's former queue house has been carefully lifted out of place and moved, which would lead me to believe it will be reused for the new coaster.  The section of the park that will be home to Goliath is going to look dramatically different next season.

A couple thousand miles away, at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the coaster that will become Goliath (currently known as Deja Vu) is being dismantled.  The Coaster Guy has some excellent photographs of the removal, which has started with the signature cobra roll element.