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Amazing...totally amazing...The Hieght...The Speed...Incredible! There are awesome Gs in this ride! From the beginning to the end is thrilling. If you miss this ride...you missed out on a lot! The seats are comfortable and the lap bar makes you enjoy the ride and the incredible hieghts! This is a MUST at "Six Flags Over Georgia!"
Absolutely the best B&M hyper built. This coaster never lets up, has tons of airtime, and isnt hounded with trim brakes all over the place like other B&M hypers (I only felt and saw one). The track is intimidating when you enter the perimeter of the park since it travels out of the park close to the highway. I was also suprised by the steep drop. You feel like you are going to plummet into the log flume and the trip over Georgia Scorcher is also quite a sight. Awesome air, awesome consistency, awesome ride. SFOGs best coaster, hands down.
All I can say is "WOW!" I was beyond impressed with Goliath, from start to finish. After ascending the lift hill surprisingly quickly, the train goes into the steep first drop, which took my breath away! Afterward, every hill provided several seconds of floater air, in which your lap restraint is the only thing keeping you from flying out of your seat. The helix has some very intense Gs, especially toward the end. My vision even started to blur near the bottom. Normally, I would deduct a point for this, but the awesome airtime on this monster more than makes up for it. The rest of the ride features an overbanked turn and several bunny hops, which get pretty forceful toward the end, so definately hold on to the restraint. Overall, a very smooth ride with tons of airtime and a wicked first drop makes Goliath my new #1 coaster.
TEN TEN TEN!!! This coaster was awesome. Rode it twice this moring and it was awesome. Toward the back was more extreme than the middle, but both had LOTS of airtime. With coasters like this, you no longer need woodies. This ride was sooo smooth. I wish I could say something bad about it but I cant. By far the best ride at the park now. Lines can be long, get to the park 30-45 minutes before scheduled opening time and ride this 2-3 times quickly before the lines really pick up. Then head over to SUF and DV before the park gets crowded.
Now I loved the Goliath except for the helix. I had never felt a feeling of blacking out (my vision was slowly going on the helix). I believe that the reason i blacked out could be that i was hungry, i was dehydrated, I sit in the back (which I assume goes faster), and maybe I jsut didnt feel good. I dont know. All that I do know is that I will try it again in the front next time.
3rd public train, front seat on April 1st. I had been waiting for the ride since I got the blueprints in August. I knew there was a small chance of me being able to go on April 1st, but it happened. Got to the park to process my season pass, then I got in for the ERT. I ran and got into the line before they shut them down because it was raining. After about an hour, the rain delay was over. I could have been on the first train, but I wanted front seat. I got on and I was actually scared. As we went up the left, there was a great view, and then we crested and I got air just begining to crest the hill. Down we went into another amazing hill where I was floating, same with the 3rd. We got to the helix and my hands where up, then there was a very surprising headchopper that made me pull my hands down. The trims didnt do crap, and it was ejector over the next hill, and into the awesome horseshoe and ejector on all three bunny hops. Then the banked turn into the brakes and the little bit of air on the little hop. I rode 4 times that day, once at night. AWESOME!
This is the best ride in the park. The third hill is the best in my opinion because its almost as tall as the second hill and it goes all they way to the ground and almost skims the pond. The helix is super fast even though it looks slow. The incline on the first drop is incredibly step but its not the best drop on the ride. I rode this in the back and it FLEW! Lots of airtime that way, I floated the entire way down the third hill. The awesome thing about this ride is that it is sprawled out around the park. Its a power-tour of half of SFOG. However, their choices of attempted theming is a little odd. They kept being like "a UFO has landed" and "look to the skies" and "theyre trying to make contact" and stuff mixed with random exerpts of 50s music. Overall and excellent ride and it never lets up. One of the most surprising moments is the little bitty hill before the brakes.
Apologies to Larry. Goliath is what my home park has been waiting years for. Long before Superman arrived, a hypercoaster was the *in* rumour. In late March, after watching it ride above the Georgia Scorcher and the parks entrance, I finally got to give the bad boy a shot. Initial impressions - I liked it. A lot. But thought it was 3rd in the chain of B&M hypers. Try explaining that to a couple of friends who absolutely loved the ride. As the ride wore in a bit, I gained a greater appreciation of it. Its now one of my absolute top-level steel coasters. Goliath delivers a great ride - the first drop is steep and short but it gives some nice floater. The next two hill follow up with much the same. I especially love the dive and turn over the parkway, excellent visuals both on the ride and driving into the park. The helix is where its at baby. When running well, the ride steams into the helix and produces some killer Gs by the time it gets to the bottom. Sadly, this is where it meets a trim. Normally I am not a huge trim-hater, and even now I have no problem, but it is worth noting that in early July it was really gripping hard. I hope they didnt turn it down a notch or two. Anyways, the banked turn is cool and all but not something I care for, and the ride finishes strong with a nice set of semi-ejector air over the brake run of the GA Scorcher. Overall, a tremendous ride that is just a great fit fo the park. We are blessed to have recieved it when we did, and I am grateful for this ride. Now, only if they didnt have to remove two other rides for it
My anticipation for Goliath was builiding up since November, when I heard about it. I definitely was not dissapointed. I rode Goliath 14 times in one day, I say thats pretty good. I got in early for ERT and went straight to the back. Once I was going up the lift hill, I was kinda scared because of how steep it was. Right after the first drop, I knew this ride would hit my top ten. Then comes the second airtime hill, and the biggest drop. Very nice airtime. Then the banked turn, then the third hill. A lot of air on the third hill. Next is the helix. At the top of the helix, there is a lot of floater air! Then the intense 540 degree helix. Nice headchopper effects with the supports. Before the next hill, comes the trim brakes. Theyre really not that bad. You get the most air on the next hill, IMO. Its more ejector than floater on this hill. Next is the horseshoe. It is amazing if youre sitting on the right side. After this is the three bunny hops which pack a lot of air, and you fly over hundreds of people. Then, the final turn and hill, which suprsingly aslo has a lot of air. The bottom of first two hills is a little rough, but its nothing to cry about. The ending is a really rough, so you better hold on. The front is best because of the view, but if you want the best airtime seat, I say go for the fourth row. The back has a lot of air on the first and second drop, but I didnt find it to have too much on any other hills. If you let the ride attendent push your lap bar down, you will get a very small amount of air. I had to hold my knees up so they wouldnt push it down so much so I could get a lot of air. I really dont get the theming. What does the 50s have to do with its slogan, "A Giant Among Coasters"? Great ride though. Definitely the best ride in the park.
Just got back from Six Flags...great day at the park for my first 06 visit. Upon entering the park, there is a lot more employee activity going on, including characters. Tweety Bird was on metal detector wand duty! Headed straight for Goliath of course, and waited for the front row. The angle of ascent is pretty high, and before you know it...youre off. Ive been on all but a couple of the hypercoasters in the States, and all of the B&Ms. With that said, the first drop is a solid one...not showing off, not falling behind. Its not as tall as Apollo, Nitro, or Raging Bull, but the speed generated by this coaster is better used than any of the others. Second hill: big floater air...third hill: big airtime...fourth hill: another big air hill. Wow, this thing has pop! Its not like S:ROS style ejector air, but so far, better than other B&Ms. Okay, into the helix. WOW!!! POWERFUL Gs throughout the helix which gains in force all the way to the bottom, and then we are hit with a split-second trim that is probably necessary for the last part of the ride. After another airtime filled hill we are hit with the hammerhead maneuver which is loaded with positive Gs, and the final bunny run is just flat-out awesome. This machine is a celebration of airtime!!! We took our second ride in the back, and were assaulted with pull-down air. Typical back-seat ride, and for those that love back-seat rides this one delivers, big time. The ending packs a serious wallop, being thrown down into each valley in back-breaking fashion!
Folks, B&M has hit this one out of the park. Not to take anything away from Nitro and Apollo, but this ride is more intense. I would compare the intensity level to Raging Bull before they braked it to death. This is my favorite B&M hypercoaster now. I am going out to SFGAdv this summer so I will get another look at Nitro, but for now Goliath reigns supreme. Congratulations to SFOG for finally building a ride that is a serious speed and thrill machine. Now I can forget about the mistake that was Superman and have a real reason to visit the park besides Batman and Acrophobia.
One more thing...Goliath is home to probably the most pathetic attempt at a theme ever. I dont know if he was just making this up as he went along, but the ride-op was announcing over the microphone something to the effect of "Welcome to the 1950s...we have created a time machine that will time warp you to the future...somewhere between 2000 and 2010!" I assume this is because it is in the 50s themed area (if you want to call it a themed area), but I mean, wow, it was sad. He said it a few times, so I think someone at SFOG had this idea to come up with some explanation for this futuristic ride plunked down in the 50s section of the park.
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