Goliath is a Giovanola hyper roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. It opened as the "first roller coaster of the new millennium" on February 11, 2000, and was the tallest and fastest complete-circuit coaster in the world. That record, however, was quickly eclipsed by Millennium Force.
A small error was made while the ride's parts were being manufactured by Giovanola. The very last track piece before the final brake run was about 6 inches (150 mm) too short. The mistake was found while the final piece was being bolted to the ride, and a supplementary track piece had to be made to fill the gap.
|Preceded by|| World's Fastest Complete-Circuit Roller Coaster
February 2000–May 2000
- ↑ Six Flags Magic Mountain website information
- ↑ However, the 21st century and hence 3rd millennium started on 1 January 2001. Those who claim the 1 January 2000 date are trying to have it both ways; they are counting years from 0 but centuries and milennia from 1. It is extremely unlikely that there was any such number as "0" in 1 AD.