Goliath (Walibi Holland)
|Park section||Speed Zone|
|Coordinates||52°26′19″N 5°45′41″E / 52.43861°N 5.76139°E / 52.43861; 5.76139|
|Opening date||March 29, 2002|
|Lift/launch system||Cable lift hill|
|Height||47.17 m (154.8 ft)|
|Drop||46.31 m (151.9 ft)|
|Length||1,214 m (3,983 ft)|
|Speed||106 km/h (66 mph)|
|Max vertical angle||70°|
|Height restriction||140 cm (4 ft 7 in)|
|Trains||2 trains with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 32 riders per train.|
|Goliath at RCDB|
Goliath is a steel roller coaster located at the Walibi Holland theme park in Biddinghuizen, Dronten in the Netherlands. It was described as "the fastest, highest and longest coaster in the Benelux", since 2021 both these records belong to Kondaa in Walibi Belgium. It was mainland Europe's second Intamin "Mini Hyper Rollercoaster", so named as the ride is styled on the larger (generally over 61 metres (200 ft)) ride, but with a lower maximum height of 47 metres (154 ft). The train travels at speeds of up to 107 kilometres per hour (66 mph) along 1,214 metres (3,983 ft) of track.
The roller coaster is another collaboration of Swiss manufacturer Intamin and German engineer Werner Stengel. It employs similar lift hill technology as Expedition GeForce, utilizing a cable lift. The ride premiered in the 2002 season.
After climbing out of the station, the train is released from the catch car at the top of the lift hill and accelerates down the 152-foot (46 m) first drop and runs over a large hill. After dropping for the second time, it ascends a hill called a Stengel Dive, the top being overbanked to around 100° to the right, before dropping down into a 270° downward helix. After medium-sized curved hill, it negotiates a 380° upwards helix and a bend to take the track parallel to the lift hill. Before entering the brake run, riders experience considerable air-time on three bunny hops.
Goliath has two trains with eight cars each. Each car seats two across in two rows. The trains are made of steel and have stadium-style seating. Restraints are hydraulic lap-bars.
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- ^ Alvey, Robb. "Goliath Roller Coaster Front Seat POV Walibi World". Theme Park Review. YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
- Walibi Holland website
- Attraction webpage (English Translation)