Goliath starts to show its personality at Six Flags Holland

Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2002 4:13 AM | Contributed by Jeff

It's not the tallest steel coaster by any standards, but the photos show that Goliath at Six Flags Holland looks even better in real life than it did on paper. The lift and drop is complete, as well as several hops and a flat spin finale.

Check out the photos from Dutch site Themepark.nl and click on the latest update.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 4:16 AM
Check out the elevator lift on this one. It looks like the kicker wheels slide the front of the train up on the lift before it's connected to the lift sled. Interesting!

It sure would be fun to have something like this in a medium-sized park here in the states!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 4:52 AM
Holiday world or Lake Compounce??  Jeff
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 5:05 AM
NO.  Six Flags Marine World!   ;)
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 5:16 AM
Canobie Lake Park!!!

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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is wat i rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangled

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 6:35 AM
I don't think family parks would ever want something like this. Family parks are just that, family. I can't really see Holiday World or Lake Compounce building a junior-hyper, but hey,who knows what they have up their sleeve.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 6:42 AM
This type of ride would be perfect for Holiday World.  You can't say it's too extreme, because the Legend is just about as extreme as you can get.  Too expensive?  Now that's a possibility.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 8:59 AM
Yeah, I don't think anyone would ever call Legend a "family" ride.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 9:35 AM
If this is it for Six Flags St. Louis, I sure hope the proposal goes thru.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 11:32 AM
It's amazing how small Intamin can make a ride look and then be so amazing when you ride it.  That huge, thick track really tricks the eye.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 11:35 AM
This ride look awesome I want to ride it. I saw those camel humps and said wow. Those would have awesome Air Time.
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That's not roughness that intensity
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 12:22 PM
Is that ride over 200 feet cause it looks about 140
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 1:48 PM
no, Its just over 140 I think , its what Intamin calls a Junior Hyper.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 2:22 PM
Thats sure is a small break run.  It is definately going to be a nice quick stop.   That ride is sure shaping up nicely...I wuld take it over some of the hypers currecntly out there now.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 9:46 AM
Jeff, I don't think this ride has a cable lift. The kicker wheels push to train to a conventional chain lift. Look closely at the pictures again. The large white wheel is a sproketless chain wheel, similar to Gemini's chain lift. And look closely at the next picture of the lift hill. Looks like a conventional chain guide and anti-rollback rack to me!
*** This post was edited by Pete on 2/20/2002. ***
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 10:50 AM
But Pete, they have a big old cable drum, just like the one on Millennium Force!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 8:30 AM
Goliath is 153ft 8 inches tall if I remember correctly.
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Monday, March 4, 2002 12:11 AM
Okay, I'll relaease you out of 'ur problems...

G! is 46 METERS tall, 2100 METERS long, and has a top speed of 106 KM/h...

The first drop is 45 meters, not as tall as the most hypercoasterz in your country, but it's good enough for a start of a new time(...) in Holland!!!!!

Know enough?

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ONCE THERE WAS A SMALL PARK, BUILT OUT TO A THEME PARK... LATER ON THEY NOTICED THAT THERE'S MORE THAN EARTH! HEAVEN
Thank Six Flags Holland for GOLIATH!!!
*** This post was edited by Rocoz on 3/8/2002. ***

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