Gurnee approves new Great America roller coaster

September 10, 2013 5:40:10 AM PDT
The Gurnee Village Board has approved construction of a new roller coaster at Great America.

The Goliath will be 165 feet tall and Six Flags says it will be the highest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world.

The park released an animation of the ride.

The attraction will also feature the longest and steepest drop in the world.

Goliath is expected to be ready next spring.