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.

Friday, September 2, 2011 5:42 PM
birdhombre's avatar

Here's one social measurement. :)

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Friday, September 2, 2011 5:51 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Other? lol.


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Friday, September 2, 2011 6:25 PM
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birdhombre said:
Here's one social measurement. :)

One of my all time favorite maps. :)

I like regional dialect maps as a decent indicator of differences too.

I've also seen that map with a separate circle around western PA for the 'Pittsburghese' variations as well.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Friday, September 2, 2011 6:30 PM
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Friday, September 2, 2011 11:22 PM

I have a cousin who does speech therapy. In graduate school, she studied Pittsburghese as a specific dialect.

"Yinz goon dahntahn ta see da stillers an at? Have an imp and an ahrn for me. My house needs redded up."

Last edited by Brian Noble, Friday, September 2, 2011 11:23 PM
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Friday, September 2, 2011 11:59 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Um.... yeah.


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Saturday, September 3, 2011 12:12 AM
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Brian Noble said:
"Yinz goon dahntahn ta see da stillers an at? Have an imp and an ahrn for me. My house needs redded up."

Jason Hammond said:
Um.... yeah.

Are you going downtown to see the Steelers? Have an Imperial and Iron for me. (Imperial Whiskey and Iron City beer) I need to neaten up my house.

:)


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Saturday, September 3, 2011 1:16 AM
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Apparently Gonch learned to use Google ;-).


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Saturday, September 3, 2011 2:05 AM
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Or he's from western PA. :)


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Saturday, September 3, 2011 4:10 AM
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What's it say when I'm from Pittsburgh and I had no idea what "Imp" was?

The rest of it, I got. :)


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Saturday, September 3, 2011 8:14 AM
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Brian Noble said:
"Yinz goon dahntahn ta see da stillers an at? Have an imp and an ahrn for me. My house needs redded up."

No Pittsburgher would say this. We all know that the Stillers play on the North Shore, not dahntahn. ;)

For the record, I also didn't know what an 'Imp' was. Then again, I'm more of a Maker's Mark kind of guy.


Hi

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Saturday, September 3, 2011 8:41 AM
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Gonch, the "Um... yeah" was my recognition of you saying someything. That being said I had no idea what you said. And, no. I'm not going to the Steelers game. :)


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Saturday, September 3, 2011 9:05 AM
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The last words some folks hear in the hilly, wooden part of northern NJ is some guido saying "Yo Vinnie, head or chest?"

The last words some folks hear in the flat, swampy part of southern NJ is "squeal like a pig boy!"


Just another Mike..

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Saturday, September 3, 2011 10:19 AM

Great. Now I've got "Dueling Banjos" stuck in my head...


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Saturday, September 3, 2011 11:00 PM

U.S. Rep. Ed Markey's take on Goliath, lmao
http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20110903pol_calls_f...position=5

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Saturday, September 3, 2011 11:45 PM
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Hmm... I've been hurt (recently, at Hersheypark) on rides that have "the restraint that I shall not speak of."

Soft straps - or even better - lap bars/seat belts only, please :)


Billy
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Sunday, September 4, 2011 1:10 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

One time I died in an OTSR.


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Sunday, September 4, 2011 1:19 AM
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I'm sorry to hear, Gonch. But your back - "the man behind the mask" and your out of control!


Billy
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Sunday, September 4, 2011 1:14 PM
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Did you just drop mid-80's Alice Cooper lyrics on me?

Nice. :)


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Sunday, September 4, 2011 5:07 PM
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Bingo :) Alice rocks, as does Jason.


Billy
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Sunday, September 4, 2011 10:18 PM

What's it say when I'm from Pittsburgh and I had no idea what "Imp" was?

It says to me that you have not yet been to (or have not spent enough time in) the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern.


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