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Gold Striker Nears Completion

Great Coasters International (GCI) recently shared some stunning photographs of their newest coaster: Gold Striker at California’s Great America. Although the coaster is not complete, it is very close. Gold Striker’s...

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Gold Striker from the Air

Check out this incredible fly over video of California’s Great America Gold Striker wooden roller coaster, set to open this spring. The video, shot by Andy Hansis, gives viewers a spectacular...

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Gold Striker Topping Off

California’s Great America shared this photo showing a crane “topping off” their under-construction Gold Striker wooden coaster. Although there is still a significant amount of work left to do on the...

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Gold Striker Construction Photos

California’s Great America shared some excellent construction pictures of Gold Striker, which is due to open in a few months. The 100-foot-tall wooden GCI coaster features a nearly 3,200-foot-long layout. All...

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IAAPA 2012 Recap

The annual IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Aquariums) conference took place this past week  in Orlando, Florida.  IAAPA is a yearly colossal expo show where park representatives are on...

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IAAPA 2012 Day 1: Wooden Coasters Galore

The annual IAAPA Attractions Expo began today in Orlando, Florida. Around 25,000 people are expected to attend the week-long convention showcasing the innovations and new products within the amusement industry. Several...

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Gold Striker Continues to Rise

California’s Great America crews are hard at work building the new-for-2013 Gold Striker wooden coaster. The park has been very diligent in keeping us updated on the coaster’s construction via the...

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California’s Great America Announces Gold Striker

California’s Great America will construct Gold Striker, a Great Coasters International (GCI) wooden coaster, in 2013. A press release from California’s Great America reads: “California’s Great America will open the tallest...

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Orlando’s Fun Spot Grows

Fun Spot Action Park located in Orlando, Florida is on the brink of a major expansion, which includes a Great Coasters International wooden coaster, and several new rides and attractions. In...

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California’s Great America Strikes Gold

It’s no secret that California’s Great America has been planning a Great Coasters International wooden coaster for quite some time. After an unfortunate delay, the coaster is back on track (pun...

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Coney Island Cyclone Refurb Comparison

While we’re on the subject of Coney Island, I thought the release of the below video was perfect timing. Earlier this year, we reported that the famous Coney Island Cyclone was...