3. Goliath, Six Flags Great America Theme Park, Gurnee, Illinois, USA

Goliath, Six Flags Great America Theme Park, Gurnee, Illinois, USA

Deceptively traditional and harmless looking, Goliath is a wooden roller coaster with steel layers in its track that allow the construction to offer riders the steepest, tallest drop and fastest ride of all wooden roller coasters.

Vehicles climb up 180 feet at a hair-raising 85 degrees, then plunge downwards at 72 mph speeds.

Yes, you may scream all the way down;

it's positively encouraged to keep riders sane.2

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