|Flash Pass Attraction|
|Opened||April 18, 2008|
|Ride Type||Steel Inverted Coaster|
|Ride Height||105 Feet|
|Drop Height||87 Feet|
|Track Length||2,693 Feet|
|Maximum Speed||50 MPH|
|Cars Per Train||7|
|Riders Per Car||4|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
Goliath Stands Alone in Clones
This particular ride layout is quite common among many Six Flags parks. Starting in the early 1990s, these B&M Inverted coasters began to pop up and were themed around Batman. Batman: The Ride exists at the following parks: Six Flags Over Texas, Great America, Magic Mountain, Great Adventure, St. Louis, and Six Flags Over Georgia. The ride is so common that three of them exist in the state of Texas alone (Fiesta Texas, Six Flags Over Texas, and SeaWorld San Antonio).
What make's Fiesta's model unique? It is a "mirrored" version of the ride and it is also not themed around the DC Comics Batman character.
Ever wonder where the roller coaster came from? Goliath had two homes prior to being installed at Fiesta Texas. From 2003 to 2005, the attraction operated at Six Flags New Orleans as Batman: The Ride. The coaster, however, was originally constructed for Thrill Valley in Japan. Known as Gambit, the attraction called Thrill Valley home from 1995 to 2002.
Unfortunately, Hurricane Katrina destroyed Six Flags New Orleans in 2005. When Six Flags realized that the park would not reopen, it began to relocate many of the rides that survived the catastrophe. Goliath was sitting, but not operating, at Six Flags New Orleans from August 2005 until March 2007 prior to being transported to Fiesta Texas.
Goliath is transported from the defunct Six Flags New Orleans and relocated to Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
Goliath receives a paint job during the off-season: blue track with yellow supports.