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|The lift hill.|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Product||Inverted Coaster (Batman)|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Inverted|
|Riders per train||28|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||50 mph|
Goliath is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It is a Batman clone from Bolliger & Mabillard. The ride previously operated at Gotemba Thrill Valley as Gambit from 1995 to 2002 and then Six Flags New Orleans from 2003 to 2005, where it was called Batman The Ride. "Goliath" translates to "big" or "large." However, nearly half of Six Flags Fiesta Texas' rides are taller than Goliath. The name was likely chosen because Six Flags Over Texas is just 5 hours away, where another Batman The Ride clone operates.
The coaster was subsequently bought by Six Flags and assembled at Six Flags New Orleans, along with several other attractions from the closed park. It opened as Batman The Ride on April 12, 2003, coinciding with Six Flags' re-branding of the property formerly known as Jazzland.
Its final day of operation was August 21, 2005, and a week later the roller coaster was flooded with the park as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Batman The Ride's elevated supports and rust-proof track kept it in a good-enough condition to operate at another park.
The coaster eventually reopened as Goliath at its current location on April 18, 2008.
The roller coaster is a mirror image of the original Batman The Ride installation at Six Flags Great America. It is one of three Batman installations which drop to the right, whereas the other nine drop to the left.
- B&M; coaster track, other rides, now arriving at Jazzland - Amusement Today (Wayback archive)
- "Hurricane Damaged Six Flags Park To Remain Closed". Ultimate Rollercoaster. https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/stories/20050930_01.shtml.
- Six Flags removes Batman from its New Orleans park - NOLA
- Batman arriving at Fiesta Texas - NewsPlusNotes
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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