Goliath (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)

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Goliath
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Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Location San Antonio, Texas, USA
Status Operating since April 18, 2008
Six Flags New Orleans
Location New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Operated April 12, 2003 to August 21, 2005
Gotemba Thrill Valley
Location Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan
Operated 1995 to May 6, 2002
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Inverted
Product Inverted Coaster (Batman)
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
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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. This roller coaster previously operated at Six Flags New Orleans, where it was called Batman The Ride.

History

The coaster while it was located 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. It was subsequently bought by Six Flags and assembled at Six Flags New Orleans, along with several other attractions from the closed park.[1] It opened as Batman The Ride on April 12, 2003, coinciding with the 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. It stood standing but not operating until December 2006, when it was taken down.[2]

After arriving at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in August 2007,[3] it eventually reopened at its current location on April 18, 2008.

Design

Elements

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.

Trains

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.

Images

References

External links

  • Goliath on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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