Cold Weather Hasn't Stopped the Building of 'Goliath,' the New Six Flags Roller Coaster

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GURNEE (AP) -- Recent sub-zero temperatures haven't stopped construction of what a suburban Chicago amusement park says will be the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world.

Six Flags Great America says that construction crews are still working on the new roller coaster, Goliath. It's expected to open this spring.

Six Flags Great America President, Hank Salemi says Goliath will be "unmatched" because it is expected to set three world records.

The ride will break the record of 72 miles per hour for a wooden roller coaster. It also will send riders plunging down a 180-foot high, 85 degree drop.

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