Saturday, November 3, 2012

Getting Exciting at Gold Striker's Construction Site

© California's Great America
California's Great America has made additions to their gallery of construction photos of Gold Striker, and boy things are starting to look good, real good.  Even though the park has closed for the season, they were able to get some shots from the park's observation tower, showing off the coaster's progress so far.

You can also start to pick out some of the more intense banking that the ride will feature, such as that on the turn after the dive past the station, which tilts sharply to the right as the train heads upward.

© California's Great America
There's also this little gem, which will take place just before the turn I was describing above.  Talk about a head chopper!  The train will plummet down the drop, around a fast curve, past the station, and then pass under three separate sections of track - right where this photo was taken.  You can be sure many riders will duck as they approach this.

Looking good!