California's Great America: General Discussion

Discussion in 'Rest of the World Parks and Attractions' started by Sam, 1st Aug 2012.

  1. Sam

    Sam TowersStreet Member

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    Latest news on the GCI woodie at CGA from Screamscape:

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    Cheesy. :p

    Let's remind ourselves of that awesome layout:

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    Looks like another instant classic from GCI! :D
     
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    Needs another train :p

    Really does look awesome though, love that layout!
     
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    Great layout, Cedar Fair are really good with most of their layouts, but I just can't help but hate Cedar Fair, I don't know why, I just hate them..
     
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  4. Sam

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    The one experience I've had with a Cedar Fair park (Knott's) admittedly wasn't amazing. I don't know why... they had some decent enough hardware, some good theming... it just didn't quite add up to the sum of its parts...
     
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    About time! This park has been needing a major new coaster for years. I used to go there on a yearly basis when very young so it's a park that holds a lot of sentimental value to me. It's nice to see them finally get a coaster to put them on the map and it looks like it could be one of the best wooden coasters out there. The last big thing for the park was Stealth and that didn't go particularly well.
     
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  6. Sazzle

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    Omnomnomnom.. wood... is goooooood :p.

    That layout looks spectacular! GCI really have got their hands full with 2013 projects!

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  7. Sam

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    Meet... the new GCI! Photos from CGA's Facebook:

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    "Check out the progress of Au13. Miners have been working hard on this much anticipated project! Details coming August 29th!"
     
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  8. Adam James

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    That woodie looks scrumptious. Does anyone know if it's replacing anything at CGA?
     
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    It looks like it's going here from those images. The only thing near this site is the large building here and this souvenir shop that's located opposite the Carousel. I don't know if this coaster has affected either of these or not?
     
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  10. Sam

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    Virtual POV!

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJlkI-XH46I&feature=share&list=UU1cjzId0rn62LQOouQJYvTg[/youtube]

    I dunno, looks fun, but possibly a bit GCI-by-numbers?
     
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    Construction photos from GCI:

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    "Foundations for the midway curve — at California's Great America"

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    "All of the bents in Curve 3 standing — at California's Great America."
     
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    Purecoaster has uploaded some images of Gold Striker being constructed recently:

     
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    The AU13 Blog took these images of construction a couple of days ago...

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    Edit: From the Facebook page for California's Great America...

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    Must resist urge to drive here if it's open when we're over there in May :p

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  15. Alastair

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    Good shot of the lifthill from the GCI FB page:

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    And the angle of the banked turn...

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    AU13 has more construction photos from two days ago:



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    AU13 has one last 2012 photo update on Gold Striker's construction for everyone.
     
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    According to Screamscape, Gold Striker will be completed today. They'll hopefully be able to provide some images in the next few days.

    Testing soon! :D



    Edit: (04/02/2013) More new photos of the Gold Striker coaster being built from CGA's own Facebook can be viewed here.

    I'm the only one updating this. :p
     
  20. Sam

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    From GCI.

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    "Part of an upper lift hill bent being lifted"

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    "Moving an upper lift hill bent into place"

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    "Raising the upper piece of a bent for the "topping off" ceremony."

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    "Topping off" the ride

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    "Our crew fastening the top portion of the bent for the "topping off" ceremony"

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    "A view of the lift hill that will soon be obstructed by an exciting first drop!"
     
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