Wednesday, April 25, 2018

RailBlazer at California's Great America Makes First Test Run

© California's Great America
Exciting news came out of California's Great America yesterday as the park shared video of RailBlazer completing its first test run.  We've all been carefully watching the development of this ride as it is one of two new single-rail Rocky Mountain Construction roller coasters opening in 2018, the first of their kind rides.

Without further ado, here is the video:
Must like we saw with the initial test runs of Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, RailBlazer is absolutely flying around the course.  The ride starts off with a punch as the 8-passenger trains quickly navigate a 180 degree turn, only slowing down a tad before they drop 100 feet at 90 degrees into a rock formation at the base of the plunge.

The rest of the course is taken at lightning speed, with three separate inversions located throughout the 1,800 feet of track.  The quiet roar of the ride is quite neat to hear as well, soon that will be covered up by the happy screams of riders!

California's Great America still has not given an official opening date for RailBlazer, but it has to be coming up soon - especially now that the ride is in test mode.  Stay tuned for that announcement later.