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Six Flags Great America Announces Record Breaking Roller Coaster

Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL, will introduce a brand new, triple-record-breaking wooden roller coaster that will redefine the park's skyline. Goliath will be the world's fastest wooden coaster with the tallest and steepest drop.

Climbing a 165-foot lift hill, Goliath will begin with an initial 180-foot drop into an underground tunnel at a near-vertical 85 degrees and reach speeds of up to 71 miles per hour – the fastest of any wooden roller coaster. Goliath will thunder around surprising curves and outrageous twists, including three intense over-banked turns, a 180-degree zero G-roll twist, and two wild inversions: an inverted drop and a spiraling inverted zero G-stall.

Goliath will be an extreme, record-breaking, first-of-its-kind roller coaster, and it is set to debut in spring 2014 in the County Fair section of the park where Iron Wolf stood from 1990 to 2011.

Click here to see a video of Goliath.

 

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