SFH Goliath....a great new ride

Thursday, April 18, 2002 4:29 PM

All the new rides I have been on recently have relied heavily on inversions for their thrills, so its nice to experience one that gets you going with speed. The cable lift means you are hurled over the first drop and are already moving at a good speed before gravity does its thing. The small seats in very open cars mean you get a real feeling of being out there and theres a nice 'g' in the helix. Nice one Intamin.

There is a weird seat belt clip that is hard to undo which makes unloading slow, and with only two crew on the platform when I went turnover wasn't what it might be.

If you go head straight for it while everyone else queues for Superman which is near the park entrance and grab a few rides whilst the line is low.

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 4:31 PM
It does look like a great new ride. If only some American parks would invest in one of these mid sized Intamins.

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 4:38 PM
I didn't know Goliath had a cable lift. Do any other intamins have a cable lift other than MF

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 4:45 PM

Superdude, Expedition G-Force also does.

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Less than 2 months until SFGAm opens!

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 5:07 PM
Seatbelt sounds like your typical Intamin seatbelt.

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Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 5:24 PM
The belt had two small metal knobs top and bottom that had to be squeezed back at the same time to release it. Every train load had two or three people who could not manage without help from the op.
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Thursday, April 18, 2002 5:26 PM
The belts are the same as MF's. I hate those belts ;)

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 5:31 PM
How was that "Wingover" element on the third hill? That thing looks like almost a whole inversion!

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How much more floorless can they get?

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 5:37 PM
I wish SFMW would invest in one of these Intamin mid-sized mega coasters. I have seen pictures of SFH's Goliath and the ride looks so beautiful and perfect! A clone of Goliath at SFH would be a great addition to SFMW's coaster collection. And since SFMW has a 150 foot height limit, one of these Intamin mid-sized mega coasters would be perfect for this already great park. SFMW could even change some parts of SFH's Goliath layout (example: dig down 50-75 feet underground for the first drop and put some special effects like mist and smoke). That's just my point of view.
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Thursday, April 18, 2002 6:02 PM

The wingover was cool. Its a smooth transition and it goes all the way to 90 degrees before levelling out. You think you are going to go all the way over because that what most rides do next if you get to a 90 degree cant, and with only a lap belt and bar, no OTSR, for a moment thats pretty scary. I think they are calling it a 'Stengel Dive'. The lap bars tightened smoothly and were not notched which I have not come across before, except on the Avalanche at BPB. This would be a great (if easy to fit) addition to any ride with OTSRs which are always either a bit loose or squash me so I can't breathe.

Although it is described as mid size the openness of the cars makes it feel higher than it is. Conversely the lift is so fast that you don't realise how high you are until you go over the top and the drop is in your face.

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 6:26 PM
Mmmm....*cannot* *wait* *for* *ACE EURO TRIP* :-)

I followed Goliath all through the construction and the pictures of it alone were enough to put me over the edge and decide to go on the second leg of the ACE European swing this summer. Goliath looks like yet another delicious smaller sized hyper from Intamin...thanks for helping hype me up some more, I'm chomping at the bit for the trip this summer :-)
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* The Legend @ HW
* Superman: Ride of Steel @ SFNE
* Mondial Top Scan

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 7:36 PM

This is a type of ride I could -actually- see Paramount Canada's Wonderland getting...

It's about time we got a signature ride

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CANADA ROCKS! GO LEAFS GO!

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Thursday, April 18, 2002 9:51 PM

Colin, you are not kidding me! July 23rd can't come soon enough!!!!!

Kinda stinks that we won't see it at night, as those lights make it look *really* cool.

SFH in general looks like a very nice park. I was surprised at some of the rides and how well they are "themed." Should be a great day!

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Friday, April 19, 2002 6:48 AM

coo man chu said:
"This is a type of ride I could -actually- see Paramount Canada's Wonderland getting...

It's about time we got a signature ride

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CANADA ROCKS! GO LEAFS GO!"


I'd discussed the possibility of a nice Intamin hyper up near the front of the park (near the water) with my friend Iain before as well...it's been a long time since PCW has installed an adult coaster and Intamin is definitely the way to go these days! I'm tenatively guessing that they'll put *something* large and steel in in either 2003 or in 2004 for the 20th anniversary...I don't know about a "mini-hyper" though, I'd fully expect PCW to go get a full on 200-250 footer when they finally get around to installing one though.

I'm definitely all for it since I'm moving over to the Toronto area to attend university this fall so PCW will be my new home park!

And how about those Leafs eh? I loved the headline in the Star this morning "Leafs Domi-nate Isles!" :-) :-) :-)
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* The Legend @ HW
* Superman: Ride of Steel @ SFNE
* Mondial Top Scan

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