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Video: Goliath rollercoaster to open at Six Flags New England in 2012

Déjà Vu rollercoaster

Six Flags New England has confirmed that it will open Goliath, a Vekoma Giant Inverted Boomerang rollercoaster, in time for the 2012 season.

The ride will be relocated from Six Flags Magic Mountain, where it is currently known as Déjà Vu. In common with other Vekoma Boomerang coasters, Déjà Vu sees being riders pulled backwards up a lift hill, plunging through several inversions following the first drop, and then repeating the course in reverse. However, it is larger than previous Boomerang designs and features a staggered seating arrangement on its trains.

Goliath's circuit includes a 102-feet-tall vertical loop, followed by a 110-feet-tall butteryfly turn. Six Flags New England's official preview video for the coaster can be seen below:

Déjà Vu has had a troubled history, with Vekoma's attempt to modify its popular Boomerang design resulting in serious reliability issues. Versions were installed at both Six Great America and Six Flags Over Georgia in 2001, but were subsequently removed in 2007. The version from Six Flags Great America has since reopened as Aftershock at Idaho's Silverwood theme park, after undergoing modifications designed to reduce downtime.

The removal of Déjà Vu means that Magic Mountain will once again share the title of "rollercoaster capital of the world" with Cedar Point, with both parks having 17 coasters in their line-up.

Last week, Six Flags announced that it will add new attractions to every theme park in the chain in 2012, confirming a number of strong rumors in the process. You can read more about the planned additions in Theme Park Tourist's article on Six Flags' new attractions for 2012.

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