Saturday, June 9, 2018

RailBlazer Opens June 14th at California's Great America

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California's Great America has announced that RailBlazer will open to the public this Thursday, June 14th.  The highly anticipated single-rail roller coaster, one of only two on the planet, has had all finishing work completed and is now ready to take visitors on a trek through the California wilderness.

The park's post about the ride opening even includes some snips of on-ride footage, which looks great.  I see that they've added a walkway to the first 180 degree turn after the lift and before the first drop:

I love the view at the very end showing the first drop with that tiny opening in the rock formation waiting at the bottom!

Interestingly, the park is actually giving season pass holders rides on RailBlazer right now, as a special preview.  They made it clear it will take place all today, but I'm not sure if it will continue Sunday through Wednesday before the ride's official opening.

© California's Great America
I was just watching the ride for a bit on the park's live webcam, and it appears they are using two trains right now with very quick dispatches.  I'm still quite amazed at how fast the train moves throughout RailBlazer's course, the ride looks like such a blast!