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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Inverted|
|Model / product||Batman|
|Riders per train||28|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed50 mph
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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. Unlike most rides named Goliath, it is not a hyper roller coaster. Also, unlike most Batman clones, the ride is not named Batman The Ride.
The roller coaster originally opened in 1995 at 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. 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, 2017 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.
It eventually reopened at its current location in Texas on April 18, 2008.
The roller coaster is a mirror image of the typical Batman layout. It begins with a curved drop to the right, as opposed to a typical Batman clone which drops to the left.
Blue track and yellow supports.
|Roller coasters at Six Flags Fiesta Texas|
|Present||Batman The Ride • Boomerang • Goliath • Kiddee Koaster • Pandemonium • Poltergeist • Iron Rattler • Road Runner Express • Superman Krypton Coaster • Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster|
|Former||Boardwalk Canyon Blaster • Joker's Revenge • Rattler|
|Roller coasters at Six Flags New Orleans|
|Present||Jester • Mega Zeph • Muskrat Scrambler • Zydeco Scream|
|Former||Batman The Ride • Road Runner's Express|