California’s Great America theme park debuts its more than $10 million dollar “Gold Striker” coaster this month. High-speed twists, turns, drops, a station fly-by and the Old West are features of Gold Striker which stands 108 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 103 feet. The new ride is the tallest and fastest wooden coaster in Northern California. Riders will careen along 3,197 feet of track at speeds close to 54 miles per hour for more than two minutes.
The ride’s name was chosen to recognize the pioneering and adventurous spirit of the California gold-seekers who rushed to Northern California. Gold Striker is located in the Celebration Plaza area of California’s Great America and will be the park’s eighth roller coaster. For more information about California’s Great America operating days and hours, visit www.CAGreatAmerica.com.