Cool construction shots of Goliath at SFGAm.

Friday, May 2, 2014 1:05 AM

Why not share this.


Friday, May 2, 2014 1:21 AM

Great shots. It highlights how much of this wooden coaster is not wooden.

Friday, May 2, 2014 1:33 AM

Definitely a hybrid.

Friday, May 2, 2014 7:01 AM

Can't wait to ride it!

Friday, May 2, 2014 8:34 AM

Looks similar to the re-imagined track of the Texas Giant. Though that one high curve does not look like it will be a comfortable one. Though it just could be a bad vantage point, to make it look more intense than it is.

I haven't been to Great America in a long time. Though it's been even longer since the last time I was at Kings Island. But, at this point it does not look like I will be doing either park this year. If I get a park job, I would bet that I have very little free time at all.

Last edited by Timber-Rider, Friday, May 2, 2014 8:35 AM
Friday, May 2, 2014 5:24 PM

Go work for Great America. They have a housing program also like CP but it is off-site.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 10:02 PM

It still seems strange to build like this. The maintenance costs in the long run are as high, or higher, than a steel coaster, and it's presumably going to ride like a steel coaster. Why not just build a steel coaster?

Sunday, May 4, 2014 10:13 PM

It's Six Flags here, they have to have SOMETHING to brag about. :P

They could have done a neat steel coaster in that spot. But I think what they're doing with Goliath is more insane, in terms of concept, than what any steel coaster can do.

Plus, we wouldn't be talking about how bat**** insane of a design it really is. :)

Last edited by TTD 120mph, Sunday, May 4, 2014 10:16 PM
Monday, May 5, 2014 9:51 AM

But a steel coaster can do anything... that was kinda my point.

Monday, May 5, 2014 11:29 AM

The reason they built it like this is because it is the current fad. To have "wood" coasters to extreme inversions. This fad will probably pass. I can't imaging Outlaw run not having some issues eventually given the awful noises it makes going through its course.

Monday, May 5, 2014 4:42 PM

I've yet to ride a topper tracked coaster that feels like steel.

Topper track feels like El Toro, but not steel.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:03 AM

It bothers me more than it should that the caption states the workers are "hundreds of feet in the air."

I may have a problem.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:07 PM

While I agree with what Jeff is saying, I have to admit this ride looks sick (in a good way).

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:31 PM

Looks finished to me...


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