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World's tallest, fastest wooden coaster coming to Great America

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Are you ready to go on a world-record breaking ride just down the road from the Rockford metro area?  Coming next year, Six Flags Great America will debut a new triple-record-breaking wooden roller coaster.

"Goliath" as it will be called, will be the world's fastest wooden roller coaster with the tallest and steepest drop.  Riders will plunge 180 feet at an 85-degree angle and reach speeds as fast as 72 miles per hour.

The new coaster is expected to debut in the Spring of 2014.  For more on the new coaster, click here.

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