Goliath at SFOG in '06Six Flags Over Georgia: Its been a confirmed that a B&M Hyper is going to SFOG and it's not a clone.
From Chase HarrisonGoliath has been announced at Six Flags Over Georgia it will be a B&M Hyper Coaster at 200ft and go 70 mph you can see a virtual video at SFOGs website. What do you guys think? I think that them boasting its a GIANT and a coaster so BIG is pointless. Nitro Apollo's Chariot Raging Bull all the Superman Ride of Steels MF TTD KK X Goliath at SFMM Titan SheiKra Magnum XL-200 and Wicked Twister are all bigger than it they say its the southeasts biggest coaster at first when they teased us I thought it would be a Giga from whoever made Steel Dragon 2000 but I was wrong. SheiKra is bigger than 200ft SFOG should of built a giga because a B&M Hyper is not going to draw people world wide.
Posted September 3, 2005 at 11:14 AM
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From Chase HarrisonIt should be a good ride though im not saying it will be a very bad coaster at all at least SFOG is getting a GOOD ride but not anything super exciting.
Posted September 3, 2005 at 7:37 PM
From Adriel TjokrosaputroI've already seen the picttures of the roller coaster and it loos nice. However, it's a piece of cake compared to Nagashima Spa Land's Steel Dragon 2000 or Cedar Point's Millennium Force.
Posted September 3, 2005 at 8:06 PM
From Brian GentryAnybody elese have trouble understanding what Adriel is talking about half the time? Anyway, SFOG needs a new coaster like this. It will be a great addition to the park and great ride Iam sure. Why does everyone want the tallesta and fasted now? I good Coaster can be a good coaster and not be the tallest of fastest. Make it a good ride.
Posted September 4, 2005 at 1:47 PM
From Adriel TjokrosaputroI'm so sorry because my English aren't so good.I'm still in TOEFL exercise now.
Posted September 5, 2005 at 3:23 AM
From Chase HarrisonI never said it would be a bad ride I just dont like the way that SFOG is exxagerating its size. Its not any bigger then all those coasters above and If they built a Giga Coaster It wouldent be the tallest and fastest.
Posted September 5, 2005 at 6:06 AM
From melissa faulknerDoes anyone know what part of the park a coaster this size is going in?
Posted September 5, 2005 at 10:14 AM
From Adriel TjokrosaputroWell, Six Flags is more focusing on the record-breaking wooden coaster at SFGA. I think Goliath is a piece of cake compared to Millennium Force. But at the other side, Goliath will be a huge success. I think this is the first coaster to have the four-by-four seats in Six Flags without inversions. Except Flashback.
Posted September 6, 2005 at 7:59 AM
From Russell MeyerNitro at Six Flags Great Adventure and Raging Bull at Six Flags Great America are both B&M hypercoasters with 4-across seating and no inversions.
Posted September 6, 2005 at 8:28 AM
From Adriel TjokrosaputroOops, I forgot that Russel, sorry!
Posted September 7, 2005 at 4:17 AM
However, it looks good. But unfortunately they only build 200-foot coaster. Why didn't they build the 250 or 300 foot coaster?
From ryan saundersbecause CP is the only park allowed 2 have a giga coaster! yay!!!
Posted September 7, 2005 at 5:50 AM
From Chase HarrisonWHAT!?!?! Nagashima Spa land has one!
Posted September 7, 2005 at 9:40 AM
From Russell MeyerB&M is also not obsessed with building record breaking 1-trick ponies like Intamin. B&M builds reliable coasters that will continue to please the largest number of people over the longest time.
Posted September 7, 2005 at 10:18 AM
Even some of the very first B&Ms built over 15 years ago are still running with 95% uptime, while Intamin has built a number of coasters over the past few years that have had 95% downtime. It's not always about having the biggest and best. B&M has been extremely successful building large, non-record breaking coaster that have remained on the top 20 coaster list for a number of years (Nitro, Apollo's Chariot, and Raging Bull), and Goliath should follow that mold.
From Adriel TjokrosaputroYeah, sure. I also heard that their coaster don't have any head-banging like other coaster. Is that right?
Posted September 8, 2005 at 3:22 AM
From Adrienne McDonaldI just have a problem with this. I think it's GREAT to add a new coaster but WHY up front on top of my fave, Georgia Scorcher?! They have SO much more room in the back of the park. People complain about Ninja. Personally, why do they have go-carts? With the problems that DeJa Vu has had in the past, wouldn't it be more intelligent to remove rides that gain complaints & replace them with Goliath? I know Deja Vu was working this summer & could probably stay since a lot of ppl like it but don't y'all think Goliath would fit a LOT better in back where there's obviously MORE room & they don't hafta build outside of the park & "squish" poor Scorcher in the process? I think it would make that area too crowded. If you click on the park map link, you could see what I'm referring to. Anyhoo, that's my 2 cents worth. I'd consider riding Goliath regardless.
Posted September 10, 2005 at 12:02 PM
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