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Wooden coaster war heats up with Six Flags Great America's Goliath debut
Wooden coaster war heats up with Six Flags Great America's Goliath debut

Six Flags Great America will launch the latest salvo in the ongoing wooden coaster war this summer with the addition of a steel-wood hybrid aimed squarely at dethroning the reigning king and knocking the heir apparent down a notch. Set to debut at the Chicago-area amusement park on May 31, Goliath will set wooden coaster records for top speed (72 mph), steepest drop (85 degrees) and longest drop (180 feet). The speed and drop titles unseat Six Flags Great Adventure's El Toro, considered by many to be the best wooden coaster in the world (or certainly a worthy contender), while the steepness title bests Silver Dollar City's Outlaw Run, the latest darling among ride enthusiasts....

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