Six Flags Over Georgia announces Goliath

Posted Thursday, September 1, 2005 12:19 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags Over Georgia today announced Goliath. This new hypercoaster will be 200 feet tall with a 170-foot first drop and 4,480 feet of track.

Read the press release from Six Flags.

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Thursday, September 1, 2005 12:21 PM
Looks like this one is more like Nitro than Goliath/Titan.
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Thursday, September 1, 2005 1:03 PM
Jeff's avatar That helix turn-around has gotta be fairly intense. I thought the one on Nitro was and that one went up, not down.
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Thursday, September 1, 2005 1:12 PM
It does look like a decent helix.To me this looks like the best elements of Apollo and Nitro packed into a smaller layout. Looks like it should be fun, especially with no MCBR to slow it.
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Thursday, September 1, 2005 1:24 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar YES!

Yum! :-D

-Tina

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Thursday, September 1, 2005 1:27 PM
You really got to love that downward helix - that's going to feel like 100% butterflies in the stomach!
Somehow "Hi G Helix" is like the trademark for a coaster called "Goliath". But this looks like the funnest "Goliath" helix to date (the one at SFMM is almost too intense, and the one in Walibi world is a little boring)
And no MCBR? Wow..
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Thursday, September 1, 2005 1:41 PM
Looks like a lot of fun! Depending on the speed, getting put into that helix immediately after the climbing that hill could be really intense. Besides the colors, this will look terrific from the interstate. The perfect addition to SFOG. And one more to pull crowds away from Rollergator's Mindbender.

It is shorter in length and drop height than the other three US B&M 'hypers'. And with their heigh restriction, I'm surprised they didn't take advantage of dropping below ground level.

SFOG: You have chosen...wisely.

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Thursday, September 1, 2005 1:46 PM
Can't wait to get down there next year. And I will...
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Thursday, September 1, 2005 1:47 PM
Why does every new SFI Goliath coaster look better then the original SFI/SFMM Goliath coaster I hate SFI lol j/k

Is that a regular city street just going by the park this coaster drops over or is it a road leading into the park. Either way it looks cool, I've always wanted to see a coaster dropping over the street with cars driving right under it I think thats awesome.

I don't know if it's just the video or a sign of B&M over engineering because in the video it seams the train is moving pretty sluggish and appears to slowdown over the tops of the hills. I'm thinking it's just the way the video is playing on my PC with my connection can anyone confirm this for me.

Anyways can't wait to give this Goliath a spin on my 2006 coaster trip starting off with Voyage which IMO is still the hottest looking US 2006 coaster so far. All you SFOG fans hope your happy with you new 2006 coaster looks to be a great ride.

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Thursday, September 1, 2005 1:48 PM
john peck's avatar This is great and all, but I guess that all the hurricane news has got my attention elsewhere. I thought they would re-schedule the date of this announcement. But it's still nice news!
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Thursday, September 1, 2005 1:51 PM
Jeff's avatar Yeah, I realize they need to start thinking about season pass sales for next year, but I still have to wonder if they'll get much media attention given their position in the south. I understand a lot of refugees are actually in Atlanta.
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Thursday, September 1, 2005 2:05 PM
Good for SFOG,that's coaster #3 for them since 02....now where the heck is our next coaster?ohh well at least PKD is adding IJ:ST next year so at least I'll definitely be making a trip down there in 06.
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Thursday, September 1, 2005 2:14 PM
Looks like SFOG will be making its outstanding coaster collection even more outstanding. This and Thunderhead might be enough to get me back to Atlanta next year!
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Thursday, September 1, 2005 2:19 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

I understand a lot of refugees are actually in Atlanta.

A tad off topic, but one of our very good friends is GM at a hotel in Midtown. We talked to her last night and she's booked full for almost the next three months.

A lot of people headed that way.

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Thursday, September 1, 2005 2:44 PM
Only 200 feet? Only 170 foot drop? I guess that I'm spoiled by my proximity to Cedar Point...fortunately.*** This post was edited by ssbn608 9/1/2005 3:03:49 PM ***
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Thursday, September 1, 2005 2:45 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Those hills. OMG those hills. The return helix just looks so insane!

It says it's scheduled to open April 1st, just in time for the Spring Fling event. :-P

-Tina

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Thursday, September 1, 2005 3:02 PM
Batwing Fan, that's not really how it works.

I love the look of this coaster. While I didn't care for Apollo's Chariot so much, Raging Bull was very good. How could those cammels on the way in not produce.

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Thursday, September 1, 2005 3:07 PM
CoastersNSich's avatar I'm hoping make Atlanta part of the 2006 trip itinerary... hopefully gas prices will be under $3/gallon (off topic, sorrey).

Having done Raging Bull and Apollo's Chariot, I'm sure to love this version of GOLIATH. I'm wishing my home movie-themed park will follow suit in '07.

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Thursday, September 1, 2005 3:13 PM
Looks pretty nice and I love the fact that one of the hills basically dumps you into a pond/lake/pool.

Am I the only one who see's something, like a cell phone or camera that someone got onto the ride, comming loose and hitting a passing car? Awesome ride but I think that may be an incident waiting to happen.

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Thursday, September 1, 2005 3:21 PM
I have ridden both Apollo's Chariot and Nitro. I think this looks just as thrilling even though the first drop is not as tall. I can't wait until 2006!
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