Goliath (Magic Mountain)

Goliath (Magic Mountain)

Park Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Status Operating
Opened February 11, 2000
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Manufacturer Giovanola
Designer Werner Stengel
Type Steel Sit-Down Hyper
Model Mega Coaster
Riders per train 30
Riders per hour 1600
Lift/launch system
Height 235 feet
Drop 255 feet
Top speed 85 mph
Length 4,500 feet
Duration 3:00
Inversions 0
Steepest drop 61 degrees
Maximum g-force 4.5G
Flash Pass Flash Pass available
Goliath (Six Flags Magic Mountain) logo

Goliath is a Giovanola hyper roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.[1] It opened as the "first roller coaster of the new millennium" on February 11, 2000[2], and was the tallest and fastest complete-circuit coaster in the world. That record, however, was quickly eclipsed by Millennium Force.

The ride is one of only three coasters designed by Giovanola. The other two are Titan at Six Flags Over Texas and Anaconda at Gold Reef City.


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.

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Preceded by


World's Fastest Complete-Circuit Roller Coaster

February 2000–May 2000

Succeeded by

Millennium Force

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  1. Six Flags Magic Mountain website information
  2. 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.
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