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New Goliath roller coaster delayed at Six Flags

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  • Weather has delayed the opening of Six Flags Great America's new wooden roller coaster Goliath, officials from the Gurnee theme park announced Tuesday.

       Weather has delayed the opening of Six Flags Great America's new wooden roller coaster Goliath, officials from the Gurnee theme park announced Tuesday.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
 

Poor weather is delaying the opening of Six Flags Great America's newest roller coaster, the Gurnee theme park announced Tuesday.

A prepared statement shared with the media read: "Thanks to Mother Nature's freezing temperatures this winter and unseasonably cool and rainy spring, the final touches on Goliath have been delayed. We anticipate announcing the roller coaster's opening date later this week."

Six Flags bills Goliath as "the world's tallest, steepest and fastest wooden roller coaster."

It will be the fourth wooden roller coaster at the park.

Riders will reach speeds of up to 72 mph along the 3,100-foot-long track. The coaster is 165 feet high.

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