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World's Most Extreme New Roller Coaster Topped Off at Six Flags Great America

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Goliath becomes Tallest, Steepest, Fastest Wooden Coaster

GURNEE, Ill., May 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Great America announced today that the world's fastest wooden roller coaster with the tallest and steepest drop, known as Goliath, was "topped off" earlier today as the last section of the 165-foot-high structure was bolted in place. The high-thrill coaster is in its final stages of construction and will be ready to debut to guests within the next few weeks. The mammoth structure required 300,000 board feet of lumber, 70,000 bolts and over 40,000 man-hours to build. A video of the topping off can be found at

Goliath obliterates every wooden roller coaster category by breaking three world records, and also becomes the first wooden roller coaster on the planet to propel riders upside-down through two separate maneuvers. An engineering feat, this roller coaster is a must-see for the curious and must-ride for the brave.

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About Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor
Two great parks, one low price! Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, three children's themed areas with over 30 rides and a nighttime parade.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit

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Six Flags Great America tops off near vertical, 85 degree and 180-foot drop on triple-world-record breaking wooden roller coaster, Goliath.


Six Flags Great America tops off world's tallest, steepest and fastest wooden roller coaster, Goliath.


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