Goliath (Walibi Holland)

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Goliath
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Walibi Holland
Location Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands
Status Operating since March 29, 2002
Height restriction 140 cm (55 inches)
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Onsite construction RCS GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product Mega Coaster
Riders per train 32
Propulsion Cable lift hill
Height46.8 metres
Drop46 metres
Top speed106 km/h
Length1214 metres
Inversions0
Steepest drop70°
Duration1:32
Bank angle: 121° - HELP

Goliath is a sit-down roller coaster located at Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands. It was manufactured by Intamin and installed 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 Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH. 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]

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 153.7 feet 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[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.

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