Five inversion, 105ft high inverted rollercoaster at the gateway to the park...
|Theme Park||Six Flags Fiesta Texas|
|Park Area||Los Festivales|
|Opened||18 April 2008|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Model||Inverted Coaster Batman|
|Max Speed||50 mph|
One of the first things you see when you arrive at Six Flags Fiesta Texas is Goliath, which towers over the left hand side of the park entrance.
The rollercoaster is a 105ft tall B&M Inverted Coaster and is a mirror image of the popular "Batman" layout featured at parks around the world, including several others in the Six Flags chain.
Goliath features the usual five inversions (two vertical loops, a zero-G roll and two wing-over corkscrews) although, as being a mirror image would imply, these are flipped compared to the usual Batman layout beginning with the train dropping off the lift hill to the right rather than left.
Unfortunately, compared to most B&M inverted coasters, Goliath is pretty rough. The ride has been moved twice: firstly from the defunct Thrill Valley in Japan, and then from Six Flags Orleans after the Hurricane Katrina tragedy. These moves might help explain some of the bumps and jolts the coaster now gives riders.
Aside from the roughness, Goliath still delivers the usual experience you might expect with the intense G-forces pushing you into your seat and the moments of airtime to pop you back out. Easily viewed from the entrance, it provides a great way to welcome guests to Six Flags Fiesta Texas.