Is Goliath Really Scary?
Six Flags Magic Mountain:
I have gotten on every ride on the park except for goliath.
People tell me it sucks and other people tell me its terrifying. I dont know to get on it or not.
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Goliath is a very good roller coaster but it isn't the most intense ride at Magic Mountain either. You don't say what your tolerance level is, so it's hard to know what to tell you. If you can ride X and the other top of the line coasters there, then you certainly have nothing to fear from Goliath.
From Annie X
Posted December 31, 2007 at 12:12 PM
My sister says that she was numb from the first fall, and many people blacked out from it. You should give it a try if you can handle it; my other friends say that it was fun.
if you are afraid of heights, it would be
You HAVE to do Goliath. The initial drop is awesome and the turn (don't know the exact term folks use... sorry) is way intense, but it was so much fun. Now X on the other hand, was intense. In an instant you're flipping around and don't know which way you're going. As someone who JUST starting riding coasters within the past two years and has become addicted, you gotta try it. The anticipation is most of the fun.
Gotta agree with everyone, Goliath is hardly the scariest ride in the park. X is far worse! Goliath is big, but it's pretty smooth and doesn't even go upside-down.
There is a helix with sustained g-forces that can cause some tunnel vision or blacking out. But it's just a weird sensation, not particularly scary. You don't lose consciousness, it just gets hard to see for a second. You may instinctively close your eyes, and if so you won't even notice the effect.
From Chloe !
Posted February 17, 2008 at 1:47 PM
It's not scary, unless you're scared of heights.
The way up maybe daunting and scary. But once you finish the first drop, there's nothing to scared anymore except the tight curve near the end, where the G-Force is quite big.
Don't be a weenie. If you can ride X or Superman, you can ride Goliath.
Theres no shame in being a little uneasy about Goliath, it is a pretty tall and fast ride. But, I have to agree that X is the most intense at Magic Mountain. You basically have the top of your head heading towards the Earth on that drop. Remember, Goliath does not have any inversions, and I am sure you have ridden coasters with inversions. Also, think of the ride with the biggest drop that does not go upside down and just think Goliath is the same just add a little to the drop height. It goes fast, but that makes it really fun. I know youve heard about blacking out or whatever in the helix, but it is nothing more than looking at a bright light for too long. I was nervous my first time, but as most things you want to do it again after you start. Good luck.
Goliath is one of the best coasters at the park. It's not all that scary, but there is a good helix at the end that some people have blacked out on (according to them). I haven't.
While I've never ridden the one at Magic Mountain, I have ridden almost an exact replica of it at Six Flags Over Texas called Titan. It's a little bigger, a little longer, and has an extra helix (meaning a little more brownout time and higher G-forces). Other than that, it's identical. Overall, I would say it's a good roller coaster, but "scary" isn't a word I would use to describe it. I would definitely say it's intense, though. The nice thing (well, not for me, but maybe for you) is that it doesn't really go upside down (although it does go sideways through helices at 85 mph).
By the way, here's a little tidbit of info for you: The company which made Goliath (and Titan) went bankrupt in 2004. Sad, huh? It means there will never me another one.
From Chloe !
Posted July 6, 2008 at 12:08 PM
It's not really that scary...unless you're terrified of heights or whatever, but compared to some of the other rides at the park it's really not that bad.
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