Goliath is a thrilling inverted roller coaster located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The coaster is suspended from a steel track and reaches speeds of 50 miles per hour as it flips through a total of five inversions! The height of the lift hill is 105 feet, and the first drop is 80 feet. Goliath features two coaster trains that can accommodate up to 28 riders. The ride has an interesting history as it was originally built in Japan’s Thrill Valley amusement park, where it operated from 1995 to 2002 as ‘Gambit’. When a large portion of Thrill Valley closed, the coaster was moved to Six Flags New Orleans and opened in 2003 as ‘Batman: The Ride’.
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, Six Flags New Orleans suffered major damage and the park was unable to reopen. Therefore, the coaster was moved to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and opened in 2003 under its current name of Goliath. The ride was manufactured by Swiss firm Bolliger and Mabillard, and is nearly identical to several other roller coaster designs manufactured by the company. The other designs are actually mirror images of Goliath, including ‘The Great White’ located just 14 miles from Six Flags Fiesta Texas at SeaWorld San Antonio! Goliath has a height requirement of 54 inches and is a major thrill ride recommended for older children, teenagers and adults. It is part of Six Flags Fiesta Texas’s Flash Pass ride reservation system which is available for an extra fee.