Sunday, May 18, 2014

Six Flags Great America Tops Off Goliath

The Goliath has peaked at Six Flags Great America!  Crews carefully lifted the final piece of the steel lift hill/drop support structure for Goliath into place a few days ago.  With so much of the ride already complete, now that the lift is up the ride should come together very quickly.

This image, looking down the ride's record breaking 180 foot, 85 degree first drop, makes me a bit nauseous, but in the best of ways!  The ride plunges trains down that drop at 72 miles per hour and into a tunnel - which it passes through once more later in the ride.  It goes without saying that Six Flags Great America's Goliath is one of the most highly anticipated new for 2014 roller coasters on the globe.

And just where did these amazing images come from? Duane Marden, the man behind the Roller Coaster Database, took his drone up to take video of the topping off.  Check out all the amazing views: