Saturday, May 10, 2014

Goliath is Almost Ready to Roar To Life at Six Flags Great America

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While the harsh winter we just experienced did set crews back slightly, Six Flags Great America's Goliath is within weeks of giving its first rides.  Crews have been busy working on the instillation of the ride's massive lift hill, which also supports the ride's unique Inverted Zero-G Stall element.

Aside from that undertaking, much work has been completed on the station and entrance, including the towering entrance sign you can see being lifted into place above.

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With the lift hill and drop still going up, the rest of Goliath's elements are nearly complete.  Above is a fun shot of the ride's 180 Degree Zero-G Roll, which is followed immediately by an Inverted Drop.  That combination is a first for any wooden coaster, and will no doubt be one of a long list of highlights from a ride on Goliath.  The park has shared some recent photos of the coaster's construction, and also released a new Goliath Insider video, embedded below.  It contains great shots of the lift going up taken just days ago.