Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Goliath, a roller coaster at Six Flags Great America.
Written by Robert Niles
Six Flags' Chicago-area park gets the chain's fifth coaster named "Goliath," but, again, this one won't be like the others. Opened on June 19, 2014, Great America's Goliath is the world's fastest wooden roller coaster, with tallest and steepest drop for a coaster with wooden components.
Goliath features an 85-degree, 180-foot, 72 mph drop, followed by a zero-G roll, two overbanked turns, taking the fastest and steepest wooden-coaster titles from El Toro at sister park Six Flags Great Adventure.
Another unique coaster from RMC. I like Outlaw Run better, though. Goliath's first drop is 10/10, but I give the rest of the ride 8/10. The zero-G roll and overbanked turns were fun but not as scary or as intense as I thought they would be. At the end of each ride, I had this feeling of wanting something more. My coaster buddy said he still likes Raging Bull better, but I gave Goliath the slight edge. I do like how RMC breaks the mold with coaster design. - Roger S
Pushing the envelope once again, Great America has built a massive, thrilling, state of the art roller coaster that will get the guests through the turnstiles. - Anthony Murphy
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