The Most Terrifying Roller Coaster of Our Time! Six Flags' Record-Breaking Ride
Meet Goliath — if you dare! (Photo: Six Flags)
If you’re planning to pull a Ferris Bueller by taking a day off to traipse around the Chicago area, you should check out this bad boy. The new Goliath roller coaster just officially opened for business at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. This behemoth breaks not one, not two, but three world records for wooden coasters. Be warned: if even the sight of a carousel is enough to make you squeamish, this coaster will likely make you shake in terror. But admit it: that just makes you want to ride it even more. Here are the reasons why the Goliath should be your go-to coaster.
They wouldn’t have called it “Goliath” if it were short (Photo: Six Flags)
Goliath begins with a terrifying 180-foot drop — the tallest drop of any wooden coaster. Six Flags says “you’ll reach the bottom of this gut-wrenching slope before you even have time to scream.” Now THAT’s a sales pitch!
Hold on to your hats! Goliath features a super-steep 85-degree drop (Photo: Six Flags)
When you make that drop you’ll be at an 85-degree angle, putting you virtually straight up. That makes Goliath the steepest wooden coaster on the planet, so hold on to your hat — and your lunch.