A giant inverted boomerang, Goliath is an imposing sight with its twin towers that stand 191.6 feet tall.  The ride begins with the train being pulled up a vertical lift hill, almost to the top of the first tower, before plummeting 177 feet through the loading station and ascending into a 110-foot cobra roll.  This is followed by a 102-foot vertical loop and ascent up the second tower.  As is the case with other Vekoma boomerangs, the train then repeats the ride in reverse, once again ascending the first tower before dropping into the station.

Boomerangs are notorious for giving riders the sensation of being about to pitch forward into nothingness during the initial ascent, and the fact that this one features a vertical lift makes it more forceful than most.  I found the vertical lift unnerving and held onto the restraints for dear life.  This was pretty intense stuff.  Otherwise the ride was unremarkable, a case of been there done that.  Goliath gets 3 out of 5 stars.  For more information about rides at Six Flags New England, visit https://www.sixflags.com/newengland

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