Great shots. It highlights how much of this wooden coaster is not wooden.
Definitely a hybrid.
Can't wait to ride it!
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
Go work for Great America. They have a housing program also like CP but it is off-site.
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?
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
But a steel coaster can do anything... that was kinda my point.
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.
I've yet to ride a topper tracked coaster that feels like steel.
Topper track feels like El Toro, but not steel.
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.
While I agree with what Jeff is saying, I have to admit this ride looks sick (in a good way).
Looks finished to me...
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