Santa Clara, CA, USA (April 16, 2013) — California’s Great America will open the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in Northern California in the spring of 2013.
High-speed twists, turns, drops, station fly-by and the Old West are the top features of Gold Striker, currently under construction at the Northern California park. The ride will stand 108 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 103 feet at a 50-degree angle. Riders will careen along 3,197 feet of track at speeds up to 54 miles per hour. The ride experience on Gold Striker will last more than two minutes.