FUN FRIDAY: “Goliath” Debuts At Six Flags Great America


Confession:  I am a HUGE roller coaster fan!  If I hear of a death-defying roller coaster within driving distance, I am usually there pretty soon.  Well, I just caught wind of this one!  It’s in Chicago, so……maybe someday!

It’s called “GOLIATH!”  It’s the fastest, tallest, and steepest wooden roller coaster in the world!  If you dare, expect to plunge down 180 feet while rocketing through twists and turns at 72 miles per hour at a near vertical 85 degree angle.

Check out this front seat POV video:  

Definitely going to have to check this one out!  By the way, if you love roller coasters you ought to check out the Kids Curriculum series I did last year called “Roller Coaster Life.”  I rode six different coasters as the kids learned about the “ups and downs” of the life of Elijah!  It was a blast!  You can pick one up here and check out a sample video below:

What about you?  What’s your favorite roller coaster you’ve ever ridden?  Comment and post links if you can!  Let’s share the adrenaline rush!!!

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  1. I “like” coasters as well. I put like in quotes because it all depends on the coaster and what I had to eat prior to riding. My favorite is Wildfire at Silver Dollar City. To me it feels safe and it’s short.
    Plus it’s got nice shoulder harnesses that make you feel like Jesus Himself has His mighty arms over your shoulders. I greatly prefer to have Jesus inspired shoulder harnesses over a small lap bar that looks like it was constructed using Tinker Toys.

    Outlaw Run, which is also at SDC has just a lap bar. I did try it though and it scared me quite a bit. My 15 year old daughter however, loved it. I was screaming like she should have been. She was just laughing and having a grand ‘ol time whilst dear old dad here was white knuckled, grinding teeth and reciting Psalm 23 over and over.

    The problem I’ve got is that this upcoming Goliath coaster and the Outlaw Run are wood! I want super strong steel!! I want shoulder harnesses. Wood coasters shouldn’t be allowed to go upside down either! It should be against the law. My heart is starting to beat harder just from thinking about this.

    All that being said…I’d try it. Once. 🙂