California's Great America announces Gold Striker wood roller coaster

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff

California's Great America has announced Gold Striker, a new wooden roller coaster by Great Coasters International. It features 3,197 feet of track and will reach a speed of 53.7 mph.

Visi the official California's Great America Gold Striker Web site.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:06 PM

http://www.cagreatamerica.com/goldstriker/news/blog/blog-article/Go...ca-in-2013

Celebration Plaza?

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:13 PM

It's the tallest, fastest, wooden coaster in northern California. It has to be amazing.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:21 PM

Won't take much to become the 2nd-best wooden coaster in NorCal...Dipper is a true classic and provide amazing fun, and the other two...well, they're not and they don't... ;~)

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:26 PM

Celebration plaza might be an indication they will be getting Luminosity as well. That's what Cedar Point renamed the Iron Dragon Midway where the Luminosity stage is.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:27 PM

So are all 2013 Cedar Fair installations going to start with "G"? .....if some park ends up with a ride name GoldFinger, I'm staying off.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:34 PM

They are still keeping that piece of crap Grizzly?

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:38 PM

Maverick00 said:

http://www.cagreatamerica.com/goldstriker/news/blog/blog-article/Go...ca-in-2013

Celebration Plaza?

I believe that that is what Paramount renamed Carousel Plaza and Hometown Square around 2000 or so.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:46 PM

slithernoggin said:

So are all 2013 Cedar Fair installations going to start with "G"? .....if some park ends up with a ride name GoldFinger, I'm staying off.

Mmmm. A James Bond ride. Just what I've been waiting for.

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:57 PM
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:40 PM

delan said:

They are still keeping that piece of crap Grizzly?

I've heard that Grizzly is both rough AND boring, but somehow still VERY popular!?

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:31 PM

I would have thought something named Gold Striker would have at least had a cave, maybe a water feature along the way. What's so Gold-Striking about zooming along around a metal tower and mown lawns?

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:06 PM

Shhhhhh... We need to use our imaginations and pretend that it has some kind of a theme. lol

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:07 PM

A cheaped-out version of BTMRR could go over really well....not happening, but Krause said to dream...

After Terminator:Salvation at SFMM, I'll be happy as long as there's no pre-show... ;~)

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:08 PM

delan said:

They are still keeping that piece of crap Grizzly?

I hear Dorney takes anything.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:54 PM

So does this mean CGA is no longer on the block?

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:10 PM

I was wondering that too, Andy. This coaster was supposed to be built a couple of years ago, but was delayed while Cedarfair tried selling off the park for the 49ers parking lot. If they're finally building a new ride, you would think they won't be selling the park anytime soon.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:23 PM

I like the name. A lot. First time I can say that about a Cedar Fair ride in a while.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:27 PM

Gold Digger may have been my choice.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:04 AM

It's arguably better than 'Golden Shower'...

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:08 AM

I'd rather have a cheerio up my nose.

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