Six Flags Great America will receive a major new addition in 2014, with the park due to open Goliath, the world's tallest, fastest and steepest wooden roller coaster.
Goliath will be manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, which was also behind the unique Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City. The ride will stand at some 165 feet tall, and will feature a sharply-angled 45 degree lift hill. On reaching the top of this, riders will plummet down a 180 foot drop at an 85-degree angle into an underground tunnel, hitting a top speed of 72 miles per hour.
The remainder of the circuit includes a 180-degree zero-g roll, that emerges into a traditional vertical loop. Riders will then pass through a new element dubbed the "inverted zero-g stall", which consists of a camelback-style hill and a 180-degree inversion, so that riders crest the hill in an upside-down position.
An animated point-of-view video of Goliath in action is embedded below:
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