Goliath (Walibi Holland)

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Goliath
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Walibi Holland
Location Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°26′23″N 5°45′39″E / 52.43984°N 5.76081°E / 52.43984; 5.76081
Status Operating since 29 March 2002
Height restriction 140 cm (55 inches)
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Onsite construction RCS GmbH
Type Steel
Product Mega Coaster
Riders per train 32
Propulsion Cable lift hill
Height 46.8 metres
Drop 46 metres
Top speed 106 km/h
Length 1214 metres
Inversions 0
Drop angle 70°
Duration 1:32
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Goliath in 2005

Goliath is a steel roller coaster located at Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands.

The roller coaster was designed by Swiss company Intamin in collaboration with Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH, and assembled by RCS GmbH. It uses similar technology to bigger coasters Millennium Force at Cedar Point and Expedition GeForce at Holiday Park, specifically the trains, and cable lift hill.

History

Goliath opened on 29 March 2002. At this time, the park was owned by Six Flags, who have named several of their roller coasters "Goliath".

On opening, Goliath had green track and purple supports. For 2014, the supports were painted black. For the 2017 season, the track was painted blue.[1]

Design

Elements

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 46 metres 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 121° 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 airtime on three bunny hops.

Trains

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.

Photo Gallery

References

External links

  • Goliath on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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