The skyline at Six Flags over Georgia will be forever altered with the addition of a new hyper-coaster set to debut next spring: Goliath.Six Flags' first confirmation of 2006 plans has just been released, and the ride is no letdown for thrill-seekers. Making its mark as the 39-year-old park's fourth coaster from famed Bolliger and Mabillard, Goliath will dominate the front of the property and extend beyond the bounds of the current park with an L-shaped layout beginning on the former site of theGreat Gasp parachute ride and making its way over ponds across the entry road from the front gate.At just over 200 feet tall, 70 m.p.h., and 4,480 feet in length, Goliath will be the park's largest coaster addition ever and currently the eleventh track in the collection. It will utilize raised seating and sideless trains seen on Bolliger and Mabillard's existing four hyper-coasters.With a layout encompassing 8.5 acres, a first drop will measure 170 feet due to its construction over the existing park. From there, one of the layout's signature elements will be its largest drop of 175 feet swooping directly over Georgia Scorcher, the 1999 Bolliger and Mabillard stand-up coaster. All-in-all, the coaster will contain six camelback hills, a downward double helix, two additional banked curves, and an overbanked variation on the horseshoe element seen on Six Flags Great Adventure's Nitro.Major construction is yet to begin, and Goliath is set for a debut on April 1st, 2006. Season passholder preview days will be held beforehand.
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