Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gold Striker Takes First Run at California's Great America

California's Great America has released a point of view video of Gold Striker's first test run!

For a first run, Gold Striker is moving pretty quick!  Wooden coasters always run much, much slower at first - so taking that into consideration this video makes me even more excited for the ride to open.  The tunneled first drop came out pretty well, and notice how much speed the train has as it flies past the station. 

The coaster's banks and turns looks like they will give some snappy transitions, a classic feature of most Great Coasters International designs.  The ride is set for an early May debut, and has plenty of eager fans waiting!