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Goliath reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Goliath, a roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)

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Posted: August 30, 2009

When it opened in 2000, it was the first roller coaster in the world to have a drop of over 250 ft., and a top speed of 85 mph.

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46 votes, so far

Read a lot of reviews saying it was a smooth ride. As of October 2013 it is not very smooth anymore! But still a great ride! - Dennis O'Brien

This is my favorite ride at SFMM - it is an intense, fast coaster with a heckuva drop - yet it is also smooth. Love it - could ride all day. - Johnny Lawless

OMG! OMG! OMG! That first drop at that height was so amazing. Then all the turns and especially that circle that pins the riders at about 4G (that's 4 time gravity and not wireless speed) makes you think that you can be a fighter pilot or something, if you can handle it. I would definitely ranked Goliath as my 4th ride at SFMM. - D.S. Francisco

I love mega coasters, so of course Goliath ranks up there. Goliath was the first ride we rode when we went to SFMM. It was a good one to bring my boyfriend on first since he had never ridden a real roller coaster in his life and I knew the ride would be smooth. I enjoyed every moment of Goliath. There was plenty of airtime! I felt as though I was going to fall out of the seat on the helix too! - Lisa Jania

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