Fiesta Texas plans Goliath addition

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.

Fiesta Texas plans Goliath addition – San Antonio Business Journal:


  1. Wow. 128 mph in 3.5 secs! I’ll take that if it’s a ball coming at me 🙂

  2. I love coasters. They both look like a blast to me. Sign me up! 😀

  3. Oh, HELL NO! I did my time on jets, and I’ve done catapult launches off a carrier. That seems rather tame compared to this!

    128 MPH in just 3.5 seconds? No thanks – not unless I am driving (and have a G-Suit, Oxygen mask, flotation device, emergency beacon, rations, etc.)

    Glad you survived it. I won’t test if I would or not. I think not. 🙂

  4. You think this one will be terrifying? Take a look at this one:
    I rode in the first car with no hands. The G’s are so bad you can hardly keep your eyes open.