Is Goliath Being Removed From Six Flags New England

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Six Flags New England Goliath Roller Coaster

Update 11/1/21: Goliath is being demolished at the moment. Six Flags has still not officially commented on the fate of this attraction. Go here for more information.

This past year, Six Flags stated that they were going to be removing or relocating 15 rides throughout their parks. This translated to one ride per park, and we may have just found out what that one ride is going to be in Six Flags New England.

The park has just removed Goliath, their giant inverted boomerang roller coaster from the park map for the current season.

Goliath Ride Entrance Sign Six Flags New England

For anyone who is not familiar with the park, this park has two boomerang roller coasters located right next to each other, and Goliath is by far the least reliable of the two.

It received new trains shortly after it was relocated to the park from another park in the Six Flags chain, and it's never been as good a coaster at Six Flags New England as other versions of the same model due to these trains.

Goliath Lift Hill Towers Green and Blue Roller Coaster Six Flags New England

This ride has a reputation of being uncomfortable and it has had frequent maintenance issues that have kept it closed for days and even longer.

Goliath Roller Coaster Green Six Flags New England

While this could just be a temporary move, removing a high maintenance attraction for the 2021 season, assuming the park is allowed to reopen as they have not been allowed to reopen with rides since the pandemic, could be a smart financial move. This season will be capacity limited so this move makes sense on a temporary basis.

It also really makes sense on a long-term basis as I don't think there are that many people out there that would care if this ride permanently went away, assuming it received a quality replacement.

The Riddler Revenge Brake Run Roller Coaster Six Flags New England

The park already has another boomerang roller coaster literally right next door and it has another inverted coaster, The Riddler Revenge, an SLC roller coaster.

Goliath Roller Coaster Cobra Roll Six Flags New England

Rumors indicate that this roller coaster might be relocated to another Six Flags park, and honestly, I think that that's a great move. It really isn't needed at Six Flags New England and if they were just to fix the trains then it could be a really good coaster at one of the smaller Six Flags parks

Crackaxle Canyon Display Underneath Goliath Roller Coaster Six Flags New England

There are also rumors that this was the next ride to be replaced even before the pandemic caused additional closures, with a Mack Power Splash potentially being located in this spot after it was removed. While this is not what I personally would have chosen, I do get why that might be a good fit for the park. This location actually used to hold a water ride before Goliath was located here and the park really hasn't invested a lot in water attractions in recent years so it might just be time.

Personally, I would definitely prefer a launch coaster or a raptor, as the only launch coaster in the region is Phobia Phear Coaster at Lake Compounce, and there are no raptors in the region yet.

Goliath Lift Towers Inverted Roller Coaster Six Flags New England

Go get your last photos in with it during the current Dinosaur event or hopefully when the rest of the rides reopen at Six Flags New England later this year.

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