Goliath Soars into Six Flags Fiesta Texas Bringing Major Park Coaster Count to Eight
The opening of "Goliath," the ultimate inverted coaster, will add a powerful new dimension of thrill technology to an already astounding coaster line-up at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2008. Set to open in spring of 2008, "Goliath" will feature a unique radiating blue steel track and high-speed yellow, blue and orange trains that suspend riders from the coaster track.
Once aboard the unconventional suspended 28-passenger trains, the bottom drops out from beneath the riders and they soar out of the station four abreast to experience spine-tingling gravitational forces and the sensation of racing at 50 mph with nothing beneath their feet but earth and sky.
As riders race across the track, they climb skyward for 10 stories before literally flying up and over a heart-pounding vertical loop and into the ride of their lives! "Goliath," which reaches 105 feet, gives riders the sensation of weightlessness as they race through a zero-gravity heartline spin. Riders will fly head-over-heels through five inversions, including seven-story loops and two additional corkscrews.
"Goliath" will be located in Los Festivales, and will provide a colorful and visually striking landmark as guests enter the park. At a cost of $15 million, the ride is manufactured by Bollinger & Mabillard, the Switzerland masters of innovative coaster design and the pre-eminent creator of inverted coasters.
"'Goliath' will add a new coaster sensation to Six Flags Fiesta Texas next season, as riders are suspended from the track while their feet hang freely below. We constantly strive to add additions to the park which will complement our existing roster of award-winning shows and supreme thrills...and we believe our guests will agree that we've accomplished that goal with this exciting addition," said Six Flags Fiesta Texas President Martin Bozer.
2008 promises to be another memorable season at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, with a return of the Summer Concert Series, the Lone Star Spectacular laser/fireworks extravaganza and, of course, the inclusion of a free waterpark, White Water Bay. More news is yet to follow with regard to specific shows offered; but guests can be sure that the park is sure to maintain the tradition of presenting the "best theme park shows in the country," awarded to Six Flags Fiesta Texas by "Amusement Today" for nine consecutive years.
Fiesta Texas will re-open for the new season on March 15, 2008.
Be the first to pick up your 2008 Six Flags Season Pass, now available online at sixflags.com or at H.E.B. Business Centers and the park beginning the first evening of Fright Fest, October 6. Get your pass at the lowest price of the season, only $59.99(plus tax)! Our Halloween celebration, Fright Fest, will be featured Saturdays and Sundays in October with hours of noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Ghastly ghouls will perform in special Halloween-themed shows, Mayor Slayer, the official Mayor of Fright Fest, will roam the park with his posse to spook the unsuspecting, and phantoms from all over the park will create a terrifically terror-filled time!
An added celebration announced earlier this year is a brand new Holiday in the Park, a winter wonderland of holiday cheer that will take place every weekend beginning after Thanksgiving 2007. Guests will experience a park transformed into a magical Christmas extravaganza which includes Six Flags Fiesta Texas' award-winning live holiday entertainment and extraordinary yuletide excitement for the entire family. Hours will be 4 to 10 p.m. with 5 to 11 p.m. operating hours on November 23 and December 21. The park will be closed on December 24, 25 and 31. Holiday in the Park will be offered as an additional bonus to Six Flags season pass holders.
Six Flags Inc. is the world's largest theme park company. Founded in 1961, Six Flags celebrated its 45th Anniversary in 2006. It is a publicly-traded corporation (NYSE: SIX) headquartered in New York City.