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Video: Six Flags New England's Goliath roller coaster ready for debut on May 25, 2012Submitted by Nick Sim on Thursday, May 24, 2012 07:49
Six Flags New England has previewed its new Goliath roller coaster to the media, as it prepares to open it to the public on Friday, May 25, 2012.
The coaster has been moved to the park from Six Flags Magic Mountain, where it was known as Déjà Vu. In its new guise as Goliath, it has received all-new trains that can seat four riders across, although its "inverted boomerang" circuit is unchanged - the tallest of its type in the world.
A time-lapse video of Goliath's construction at Six Flags New England is embedded below:
The new train design has allowed Six Flags New England to increase the capacity of Goliath, which is a Vekoma Giant Inverted Boomerang roller coaster. The ride sees guests being pulled backwards up a lift hill, plunging through several inversions following the first drop, and then repeating the course in reverse. Only a single train can operate at a time, so the larger number of seats on the new trains will enable more guests to ride per hour.
Describing the park's new addition, Six Flgs New England's Park President John Winker said: "As the park's record-breaking coaster, Goliath is the perfect complement to our incredible coaster collection. 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."
Six Flags New England's new addition is larger than previous Boomerang designs. The ride's circuit includes a 102-feet-tall vertical loop, followed by a 110-feet-tall butterfly turn.
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