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Goliath (Walibi Holland)

Goliath (Walibi Holland)

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roller coaster
Walibi Holland
Location Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands
Status Operating since March 29, 2002
Height restriction 55 inches (140 cm)
Manufacturer Intamin
Builder RCS GmbH
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product Mega Coaster
Riders per train 32
Propulsion Cable lift
Height154 feet
Drop151 feet
Top speed65.9 mph
Length3,983 feet
Steepest drop70°

Goliath is a sit-down roller coaster located at Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands. It was manufactured by Intamin and constructed by RCS GmbH.

It is the second "Mini Hyper Coaster" built in mainland Europe. This name is given because the ride is styled after the hyper coaster (generally over 200 feet), but it is considerably smaller.

The roller coaster was designed and built by Swiss company Intamin in collaboration with Werner Stengel, a German engineer. It uses similar technology to bigger coasters Millennium Force and Expedition GeForce, specifically the trains, and cable lift hill.

For the 2017 season, the ride was repainted blue and black, replacing its former colour scheme of green and black.

Design[edit | edit source]

Ride layout[edit | edit source]

After climbing out of the station, the train is released from the catch car at the top of the lift hill and accelerates down the 152 foot (46 m) first drop and over a large hill. After dropping for the second time, it ascends a hill called a Stengel Dive, the top being overbanked to around 100° to the right, before dropping down into a 270° downward helix. After medium-sized curved hill, it negotiates a 380° upwards helix and a bend to take the track parallel to the lift hill. Before entering the brake run, riders experience considerable air-time on three bunny hops.

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 32 riders per train.

The trains use stadium-style seating, and riders are held in by lap-bars.