Agawam, MA, USA /Marketwire/ — Six Flags New England today launched its 11th coaster with the debut of the tallest inverted boomerang coaster in the world — Goliath. A coaster of epic proportions, Goliath is the “must ride” experience of the summer. Located in the Crack Axle Canyon of the park across from the all-new JB’s Smokehouse Barbeque restaurant, Goliath has forever changed the landscape of Six Flags New England.
“As the park’s record-breaking coaster, Goliath is the perfect complement to our incredible coaster collection,” said John Winkler, Six Flags New England’s park president. “With this latest addition, Six Flags New England surpasses all parks in New England with the largest collection of coasters and attractions. There’s no better way to kick off an epic season than with the addition of Goliath.”
The ride experience begins when guests are strapped into chairs suspended from the track above, Goliath sends riders dangling face-down out of the ride station and up the first tower. Once riders reach the top of the tower, they are dropped into a 20-story vertical 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 20-story tower. The excitement keeps building as guests are sent rocketing back through the entire experience backward with nothing beneath their feet but earth and sky.
Goliath is manufactured by Vekoma and joins the park’s impressive list of thrill rides including, Batman the Dark Knight, Cyclone, Pandemonium and the award-winning Bizarro. Goliath opens to the public on May 25, 2012.
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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.0 billion in revenue and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. For more information, visit sixflags.com