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Gold Striker

California's Great America

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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.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2013 Wood Twister Great Coasters International

Roller Coaster Stats

  • 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

Gold Striker Facts & History

Features: 80-degree banked curve, Station fly-by, Tunnel

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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