Goliath (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)

Roller coaster in the United States
Watch the on-ride POV
The lift hill
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Location San Antonio, Texas, USA
Status Operating since April 18, 2008
Rider height 54 inch minimum
Six Flags New Orleans
Name Batman The Ride
Location New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Operated April 12, 2003 to August 21, 2005
Gotemba Thrill Valley
Name Gambit
Location Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan
Operated 1995 to May 6, 2002
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Inverted Coaster (Batman)
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 105 feet
Drop 80 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 2693 feet
Inversions 5
Duration 2:00

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.


Batman The Ride at Six Flags New Orleans

The roller coaster originally opened in 1995 at Gotemba Thrill Valley in Japan and was called Gambit. It had black track with grey supports. It closed with the park on May 6, 2002.

The coaster was subsequently bought by Six Flags and assembled at Six Flags New Orleans, along with several other attractions from the closed park.[1] It reopened as Batman The Ride on April 12, 2003, coinciding with Six Flags' re-branding of the property formerly known as Jazzland.[2]

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.[3]

Batman The Ride stood standing but not operating until December 2006, when it was taken down.[4]

The track and supports arrived at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in August 2007.[5]

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.

Color scheme

Blue track and yellow supports.


2 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 28 riders per train.



  1. B&M; coaster track, other rides, now arriving at Jazzland - Amusement Today (Wayback archive)
  2. "Six Flags New Orleans opens gates Saturday". Sun Herald. 2003-04-11. p. 13. Retrieved 2022-09-21.
  3. "Hurricane Damaged Six Flags Park To Remain Closed". Ultimate Rollercoaster.
  4. Six Flags removes Batman from its New Orleans park - NOLA
  5. Batman arriving at Fiesta Texas - NewsPlusNotes

External links

  • Goliath on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

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