VIDEO: CBS 58's Marshanna Hester takes on the world's steepest, fastest wooden roller coaster


by Shakara Robinson

GURNEE, IL -- Are you brave enough to ride a roaring roller coaster that travels at a racing speed of 72 miles an hour -- before sunrise?

CBS 58's Marshanna Hester took a wild ride on "Goliath", Six Flags Great America's newest coaster, said to be the tallest, steepest and fastest wooden coaster in the world.

"Goliath" is 165 feet tall, drops 180 feet at an angle of 85 degrees, and travels faster than the posted speed limit on any Wisconsin highway. 

"Goliath" opens to the public at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee June 19. 

Can Marshanna and CBS 58 photojournalist Kevin Weis handle the wicket twists, turns and spirals of "Goliath"?

Check out the video! 



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