Gold Striker

Roller coaster in the United States
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Gold Striker
California's Great America
Location Santa Clara, California, USA
Status Operating since May 31, 2013
Cost $10,000,000
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 108.2 feet
Drop 103.3 feet
Top speed 53.7 mph
Length 3197 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:13

Gold Striker is a Great Coasters International wooden roller coaster located at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California, USA. Opened in 2013 at a cost of $10 million, it is the first roller coaster built at the park since Psycho Mouse, which opened in 2001.[1] It is also the third GCI roller coaster built in the state of California after Roar at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 1999 and Apocalypse at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2009.


Gold Striker opened on May 31, 2013.

On July 1, 2013, Gold Striker was temporarily closed due to noise complaints. According to park management, the high thrill of the ride caused screaming passengers to slightly exceed city standards.[2] The attraction reopened on July 4, 2013 after a tunnel was added.[3]




2 trains with 12 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 24 riders per train.



  1. "Opening Day at Great America Park in Santa Clara".
  2. "Great America's Gold Striker Roller Coaster Closed Due to Noise".
  3. "New Great America Coaster Reopens After Fixing Noise Issues".

External links

Articles on California's Great America