You won’t find us standing in line to ride this thing. But feel free to report back what it feels like to ride on the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster with the tallest and steepest drop that opened to the public Thursday at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill.
Goliath is called the first wooden coaster of its kind, a record-breaker that drops riders down a 180-foot drop set at a near-vertical 85-degree angle and screams through twists and turns at 72 miles per hour.
"It's absolutely incredible," 29-year-old coaster enthusiast Scott Schaffer gushed to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“I'm talking butter smooth. It's so smooth that it makes soap feel like sandpaper.”
A reviewer for TimeOut.com Chicago also purred over the smooth ride.
“Forget rickety hills and whiplash turns — Goliath is a wooden coaster for the modern age, taking advantage of recent technological advances to provide one of the smoothest rides we've ever experienced,” the reviewer wrote.
The ride, which lasts 1 minute and 15 seconds, starts by sending riders down that record-breaking plunge.
“That first drop is a little bit scary,” Rob Clark of Lake in the Hills, Ill., told the Journal Sentinel after he and his daughter rode. “You feel like you're coming out of the seat a little bit.”
One male TV reporter from Chicago reportedly screamed “like a little girl,” according to Twitter, when he went on the ride.
Take the ride yourself in the point-of-view video that Six Flags posted on YouTube.
And be sure to get back to us if you go.