Gold Striker at California's Great America temporarily shut down to add noise reducing tunnel

Posted Thursday, July 4, 2013 11:08 PM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

The Gold Striker roller coaster at California's Great America was taken offline on Monday while crews worked to encapsulate a portion of the track in a tunnel because riders' shrieks were pushing it past the decibel limit agreed upon in a settlement with Prudential Real Estate, which owns neighboring properties.

Read more from The Mercury News.

Friday, July 5, 2013 8:47 AM

Wouldn't it be cheaper to just post a "quiet, please?" sign?
Or "sshhhhh... babies are working in the office next door" ?
Or "approaching No Shriek zone" then "end No Shriek zone"

Last edited by RCMAC, Friday, July 5, 2013 8:58 AM
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Friday, July 5, 2013 1:12 PM

If the noise complaints keep up, CGA might end up with the world's second fully-enclosed wooden coaster...

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Friday, July 5, 2013 1:13 PM

The first being...?

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Friday, July 5, 2013 1:37 PM

Underground, Adventureland, IA. http://rcdb.com/215.htm

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Friday, July 5, 2013 3:07 PM

Oh, heck yeah, I'd forgotten.

Cincinnati's Coney Island had a ride for a short while that was completely tunneled from start to finish. It wasn't very popular and didn't last all that long.

http://rcdb.com/2038.htm

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