Goliath Review

by Coaster Hipster, 4 months ago
Very good airtime machine with a few standout moments. It has several weaker elements and slightly uneven pacing, but Goliath remains a definite re-rideable coaster with no detracting flaw!
9
Great

Review Criteria

Good

Enjoyment

A very enjoyable Intamin Mega which has some very strong elements, but also a couple of minor dead spots.
High

Intensity

Goliath's intensity depends on where you seat. I found that the further you ride towards the front, the more forceful it is, especially for the drop and first camelback. The airtime is very good there! The helixes and twisted hills are a little lackluster in comparison, but provide some mild forces nonetheless.
Great

Rider Comfort

No complaints here!
Good

Pacing

Generally excellent pacing, except during the two twisted hills which are taken a little too slowly.
Average

Theming/Storyline

It was built during Six Flags ownership in the early 2000s. What do you expect? Nice location on the lake though.
Great

Upkeep/Presentation

Walibi Holland cares about their main coaster and it still runs smoothly. Also got a paint job in 2017 which unfortunately removed the iconic green colour, but gives a fresh new look to the ride.
Average

Queue/Efficiency

The operations are slowed down by the cumbersome procedures common on Intamin Megas - checking the seatbelt first, then go through the entire train AGAIN to check the lapbars. But the operators are usually trying their best despite the inefficient policy.