Six Flags New England announces Goliath

Posted Thursday, September 1, 2011 12:45 PM | Contributed by Jeff

[Ed. note: The following is an excerpt of a press release. -J]

Six Flags New England, home to the largest collection of coasters in the Northeast, today announced the addition of Goliath a suspended looping boomerang coaster that will leave guests wondering which way is up! New England’s newest coaster will reside in the Crack Axle Canyon section of the park and will make its debut in late spring of 2012.

The ride experience will begin when guests are strapped into chairs suspended from the track above, Goliath sends riders dangling face-down out of the station and up the first tower. Once riders reach the top of the tower they are dropped into a complete vertical 18-story free-fall reaching speeds of 65 miles-per-hour before racing head-over-heels on the outside of a 102-foot-tall vertical loop followed by an enormous 110-foot-tall butterfly turn before rocketing up the second 19-story tower. Think that’s all…hold on, there’s more as guests are sent rocketing back through the entire experience all over again with nothing beneath their feet but earth and sky.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 1:05 PM

"Six Flags New England, home to the largest collection of coasters in the Northeast.."

So Great Adventure is not considered the Northeast? Oh, well..geography has never been my strong suit.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 1:07 PM

I think Pittsburgh is part of the Midwest too, but what do I know?

Thursday, September 1, 2011 1:19 PM

Not the Midwest conversation!

Thursday, September 1, 2011 1:53 PM

I think it was suppose to say the largest collection of operating coasters in the northeast! lmao

Friday, September 2, 2011 12:47 AM

I complained about the last coaster to get this name, because it just wasn't very big. This time, I think the name fits pretty well.

Friday, September 2, 2011 6:58 AM

Just the ride everyone was waiting for, a second boomerang! And a very original name too!

Friday, September 2, 2011 11:28 AM

PA is an Eastern state. We were taught that the Midwest started at the Ohio state line.....

Friday, September 2, 2011 11:30 AM

NJ/PA/MD/DE/VA is often considered "Mid-Atlantic".

It helps marketing when you break down regions into smaller areas.... ;)

Friday, September 2, 2011 12:37 PM

Yeah, people say that, but Western PA is practically a different state.

Friday, September 2, 2011 1:03 PM

Culturally and socially, Pittsburgh (and western PA) has much more in commom with the folks to their west than to their east. Once you cross the mountains, you're not in the east anymore.

State lines as geographical dividers is cute, but...

(I'd say the same for Western NY too)

Friday, September 2, 2011 1:51 PM

Yeah, but never tell a Pittsburgher that they are like an Ohioian, unless you want to start something.......

Friday, September 2, 2011 2:20 PM

Are you guys talking about Pennsyltucky?

Friday, September 2, 2011 2:51 PM

I always called it that when I lived there, Smith. "Altooner Pennsyltucky." East and West are totally different, and I was right in the middle of it.

Friday, September 2, 2011 3:02 PM

State lines as geographical dividers is cute, but...

There was an interesting map that showed calling patterns earlier this summer, clustered by "affinity": regions of the same color tend to have calls from/to recipients with in the cluster, not between them. Western Penna apparently has more in common with W. Virigina than most of Ohio---at least, telephonically speaking.

Friday, September 2, 2011 3:08 PM

Awesome map! Thanks for sharing, Brian!

Friday, September 2, 2011 3:32 PM

I find that map fascinating. Also interesting to compare it to the text messaging map. For calls, Ohio is pretty self-contained except on the southern border, but for texting, Northeast Ohio gets lumped in with Western PA.

Friday, September 2, 2011 3:35 PM

That map makes a lot of sense, especially on the west coast, and from Northern Illinois up into Wisconsin.

Friday, September 2, 2011 3:47 PM

that is the truth i live in western new york and we don't like to be compared to people in new york city or albany and even syracuse. totally diferent way of life and way of speaking etc.

Friday, September 2, 2011 5:06 PM

Both of those maps are great.

Brian Noble said:
Western Penna apparently has more in common with W. Virigina than most of Ohio---at least, telephonically speaking.

Kind of funny in that I almost mention the Western PA/West Virginia connection. The irony is that Western PA loves their WV jokes, but if I had to pick one area of the country that has the most in common with WV, it'd be the folks that live in the very areas where those WV jokes are shared.

It'd be neat if someone did some sort of map with new state lines drawn based on social measurements - more what people are like and how they live.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Friday, September 2, 2011 5:06 PM

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