While I think I much prefer the more docile Journey to Atlantis coaster/water ride at our local Fiesta Texas I am interested in this new coaster – anything that draws visitors to San Antonio is good news (just don’t all of you move here, ok!?!).
This one sounds terrifying to me though.
Everything is bigger and better in Texas — including roller coasters. To drive that message home, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is investing $15 million into a new thrill ride company officials hope will draw even larger crowds to the Northwest Side theme park next year. Next spring, Six Flags plans to open Goliath, which park officials are already billing as the “ultimate inverted roller coaster.” Fiesta Texas spokeswoman Sydne Purvis says the new ride will add a powerful new dimension of thrill technology to an already impressive coaster line-up at the San Antonio park. The new attraction will feature a unique radiating blue steel track with brightly colored trains. Riders will be suspended from the over-head coaster track, racing at a speed of 50 mph with nothing beneath their feet but earth and sky. Goliath will carry riders 10 stories high (105 feet), racing them through a series of loops and corkscrews.