Demon (California's Great America)

Roller coaster
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California's Great America
Location Santa Clara, California, USA
Coordinates 37°23′40″N 121°58′27″W / 37.394318°N 121.974104°W / 37.394318; -121.974104
Park section County Fair
Status Operating since May 20, 1976
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Custom Looping Coaster
Type Steel
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 102 feet
Drop 90 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 2130 feet
Inversions 4
Drop angle 54°
Duration 1:45

Demon is a steel roller coaster located at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California, USA. The ride opened in 1976, along with its identical copy at Six Flags Great America as Turn of the Century. It was built by Arrow Dynamics.


Turn of the Century first opened with the park on May 20, 1976. For the 1980 season, the coaster was repainted from white into black, lit tunnels were added and the airtime hills were replaced with two consecutive vertical loops. The ride was renamed Demon that same year.

In 2021, the ride was updated with the restoration of the tunnel lights and waterfall.[1]



Color scheme

Black track with orange rails and black supports. The ride used to feature white track and supports, later being repainted to red track and white supports.


6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.



External links

  • Demon on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
Most inversions on a roller coaster (4)
tied with
Carolina Cyclone

1980 - May 1982
Preceded by
Most inversions on a roller coaster (4)
tied with
Carolina Cyclone

1980 - May 1982
Succeeded by

Articles on California's Great America
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