Goliath (Six Flags New England)

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Goliath
Déjà Vu (Six Flags Magic Mountain).jpg
Déjà Vu at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags New England
Location Agawam, Massachusetts, USA
Status Operating since May 25, 2012
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Operated August 25, 2001 to October 16, 2011
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Inverted - Shuttle
Product Giant Inverted Boomerang
Hourly capacity 870
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 194 feet
Drop 177 feet
Top speed 65.6 mph
Length 1204 feet
Track inversions 3
Rider inversions 6
Drop angle 90°
Duration 1:32
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Vekoma (2001-2012)
Premier Rides (2013-present)
Riders per train 32
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Goliath is a steel inverted shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA.[1] The ride is one of six Giant Inverted Boomerangs built by Vekoma. The design is very similar to Vekoma's Boomerang design, but has completely vertical lifts on both ends. The ride opened in August 2001, and is the last of the three Giant Inverted Boomerang installations operating at a Six Flags park.

History

Goliath originally opened on August 25, 2001 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California under the name "Déjà Vu".[2] Pretty soon, Six Flags New England announced they were adding Goliath, a boomerang type coaster. The only Deja Vu left at a Six Flags park was the one at Magic Mountain. After ten years of operation, Deja Vu closed on October 16, 2011 and was dismantled. Parts were later shipped off to Massachusetts to begin construction on Goliath, what we know Deja Vu as today.

Design

Goliath features the standard Giant Inverted Boomerang layout, with two vertical towers, a cobra roll, and a vertical loop. The train moves out of the station back toward, up one vertical spike, then goes through the layout forwards. A second tower then drops riders backwards into the layout.

The ride's trains are actually made by Premier Rides, as opposed to the traditional staggered-seating trains built by Vekoma. Unfortunately, these trains have made the ride more rough and uncomfortable than with the Premier Rides trains.

References

External links

  • Goliath on the Roller Coaster DataBase.