FIRST GOLIATH POV: See what it’s like to ride the new wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great America

By Marcus Leshock | WGN Feature Reporter and Senior Roller Coaster Enthusiast

UPDATE: The Daily Herald has posted an official POV from Six Flags Great America. According to the post, the video was shot Thursday during a test run at the park. I’m not sure if this is the same video that was posted onto the Theme Park Review channel, but it looks pretty similar. You can watch the park’s video here. END UPDATE.

So here it is, Theme Park Review got their hands on the first POV (that’s “point of view”) video on board Goliath at Six Flags Great America. The Rocky Mountain Construction crew has been testing the delayed coaster over the last week, and this shaky front seat video is probably from one of those very early runs. The ride looks pretty intense in this video. Imagine what it will be like at full speed.

Earlier today, there was what the park described as a “minor fire” on the roof of the station. The Gurnee Fire Department is investigating what caused the fire, but for now, here is the official statement from the park…

“Earlier today there was a small fire on the roof of the Goliath station. Park personnel quickly contained and extinguished the fire and Gurnee Fire department then responded to investigate. The roof sustained minimal damage and there were no injuries. This will not affect the opening or future operation of the ride.”

The official media day for Goliath has been rescheduled for June 18. No official public opening date has been set as of this posting.

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