Adventure World’s new Goliath ride only for the strong


Adventure World chief executive Andrew Sharry.  Picture: Martin Kennealey    d473261
Adventure World chief executive Andrew Sharry. Picture: Martin Kennealey d473261

GOING big is nothing new for the team at Adventure World, so it comes as no surprise its latest attraction is another head turner.

Goliath, which will be unleashed in the coming Adventure World season, is a giant pendulum swing offering those brave enough towering heights, extreme speed and the feeling of weightlessness thanks to a unique lap-bar harness and suspended seat system.

With his team having scoured the globe to find the best addition for the park, Adventure World chief executive Andrew Sharry was confident the new ride was one “we just had to have”.

“One of the great benefits of this amazing ride is the broad audience appeal,” he said.

“From adult thrill-seekers to excitable teens and even adventurous nine-year-olds, each age group will be able to appreciate Goliath’s awesome ride experience plus offer something totally new for this coming season.”

The Bibra Lake theme park has poured in the cash – about $26.5 million – over the last few years ensuring big thrills for fans.

In 2013 Adventure World launched the $12 million Abyss rollercoaster and followed that up in 2015 with the $7 million waterslide called Kraken. Goliath will cost the park about $7.5 million.

Tourism Council WA chief executive Evan Hall said new experiences were the lifeblood of the tourism industry.

“Rides like this are hero products and it’s great to have new rides and experiences to talk about,” he said. “But it’s not just about new rides. Adventure World continues to get something bigger and scarier.”

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