California's Great America features the tallest, fastest wooden coaster in Northern California – Gold Striker. This custom Great Coasters "twister" has been well reviewed by coaster enthusiasts. Gold Striker is built around the park's iconic observation tower. After receiving noise complaints from the neighboring office building the park took drastic measures and enclosed the first drop.
|2013||Wood||Twister||Great Coasters International|
|Drop: 103 feet||Height: 108 feet|
|Length: 3,197 feet||Trains: 2 - 24 passenger|
|Ride Time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds||Top Speed: 54 mph|
|Train Mfg: Great Coasters International|
Opening date: May 31, 2013
Train has twelve cars with one row each, seating two abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 850 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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