GOLIATH OPENS AT SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA

This highly anticipated, record-breaking coaster originally scheduled to open on Memorial Day weekend finally opened to the public on June 19.  Goliath is the fastest (72 mph) and steepest (180-foot drop at an 85-degree angle) wooden coaster in existence, featuring an overbanked turnaround, dive loop and zero-g stall.  Despite a wheel malfunction on June 18 and a lightning strike on June 19, the coaster opened to rave reviews.  Score another victory for Rocky Mountain Construction, whose Outlaw Run was arguably the best coaster to have opened in 2013.  Video courtesy of Six Flags.