Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Rocky Mountain’s Newest Mega Inversion Wooden Coaster Topped Off at Great America

Gurnee, IL, USA /PRNewswire/ — Six Flags Great America announced on May 16, 2014 that the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster with the tallest and steepest drop, known as Goliath, was “topped off” that morning as the last section of the 165-foot-high structure was bolted in place. The high-thrill coaster is in its final stages of construction and will be ready to debut to guests within the next few weeks. The mammoth structure required 300,000 board feet of lumber, 70,000 bolts and over 40,000 man-hours to build.

Goliath obliterates every wooden roller coaster category by breaking three world records, and also becomes the first wooden roller coaster on the planet to propel riders upside-down through two separate maneuvers.

Goliath has been engineered and constructed by Rocky Mountain Construction of Hayden, ID.

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Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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