Goliath (Walibi Holland)
|Opening date||March 29, 2002|
|Designer||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Lift/launch system||Cable lift hill|
|Height||47.17 m (154.8 ft)|
|Drop||46.31 m (151.9 ft)|
|Length||1,214.30 m (3,983.9 ft)|
|Speed||107.7 km/h (66.9 mph)|
|Max vertical angle||70°|
|Height restriction||140 cm (4 ft 7 in)|
|Trains||2 trains with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 32 riders per train.|
|Goliath at RCDB
Pictures of Goliath at RCDB
Goliath is a steel roller coaster located at the Walibi Holland theme park in Biddinghuizen, Dronten in the Netherlands. It is described as "the fastest, highest and longest coaster in the Benelux". It was mainland Europe's second Intamin "Mini Hyper Rollercoaster", so named as the ride is styled on the larger (generally over 61 metres (200 ft)) ride, but with a lower maximum height of 47 metres (154 ft). The train travels at speeds of up to 107 kilometres per hour (66 mph) along 1,214 metres (3,983 ft) of track.
The roller coaster is another collaboration of Swiss manufacturer Intamin and German engineer Werner Stengel. It employs basically the same technology as Expedition GeForce with a cable lift hill, similarly set up trains and is set beside a lake. The ride premiered in the 2002 season.
After climbing out of the station, the train is released from the catch car at the top of the lift hill and accelerates down the 152-foot (46 m) first drop and runs over a large hill. After dropping for the second time, it ascends a hill called a Stengel Dive, the top being overbanked to around 100° to the right, before dropping down into a 270° downward helix. After medium-sized curved hill, it negotiates a 380° upwards helix and a bend to take the track parallel to the lift hill. Before entering the brake run, riders experience considerable air-time on three bunny hops.
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