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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:57 pm

singemfrc wrote:
robbalvey wrote:We aren't about being first we are about having good quality content. Please respect that. Thank you.

The world would be such a better place if more media outlets took this position. This is why I love TPR.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:42 am

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:44 am

^ Wrong thread bud.

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:09 am

What time is the announcement?

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:12 am

fiestatexasfan wrote:What time is the announcement?


11am Pacific Time. About 45 minutes away.

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:18 am

thrillseeker4552 wrote:
fiestatexasfan wrote:What time is the announcement?


11am Pacific Time. About 45 minutes away.

Thanks!

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:03 am

California’s Great America Debuts First of its Kind Single Rail Steel Coaster for 2018



RailBlazer features a 90-degree drop, three inversions and dynamic rotations

SANTA CLARA, CA – California’s Great America will introduce a groundbreaking new single rail steel coaster, RailBlazer, for the 2018 season. RailBlazer will be the first coaster of its kind on the West Coast featuring a single rail track throughout; the design requires the rider to straddle the rail, creating an extremely low center of gravity that amplifies every move and enables more dynamic turns and rotations than have ever been possible on a coaster. With an eight-passenger single file train hugging the rail, the coaster will give riders an unobstructed view of the ground and air as they speed smoothly over the twisting track.

RailBlazer will lift riders to a height of 106 feet before plunging them face down at a 90-degree angle. Throughout the 1,800 feet of track, riders will travel 52 miles per hour, experience an abundance of airtime and steeply banked turns, undertake three inversions and twist through a zero gravity roll.

“RailBlazer is a revolutionary roller coaster concept that will be an intense and exhilarating ride experience for our guests,” said Raul Rehnborg, vice president and general manager, California’s Great America. “In addition, it marks the company’s initial investment in the park following the City of Santa Clara’s approval this year of the new park master plan, and kicks off a multi-year transformation of California’s Great America into a world-class destination for everyone in the Bay Area and beyond.”

The design spirit of the ride is reflective of an off-road adventure, with immersive sensory theming that embraces the great outdoors of the Bay Area and Central Coast. Once on board, riders will ascend a 45-degree climb, dive into a ravine and encounter steeped embankments representing an extreme four-wheeling journey. Imposing physical elements during the ride and queue line include a natural waterway, rocky surroundings and a trailhead marquee sign designed to mark the beginning of the journey. The unique design of RailBlazer will include a silent rollback lift hill that eliminates the traditional sounds of the train moving up the track.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:20 am

Looks like a great ride! I really like the tunnel after the first drop.

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:24 am

This is terrific! Love the addition of the tunnel, additional rockwork and especially the water features! And come to think of it, it looks like the overall placement smack dab near the midway will make it feel/look faster than Wonder Woman at Fiesta Texas. Congratulations to California's Great America!
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:24 am

This looks AWESOME! Even though it's a clone, I think it will be quite a bit better than Wonder Woman. It has WAY better colors, and the theming looks subtle but effective. What a great addition!

Now it's time to wait 7 hours and figure out what's coming to the Cedar Fair park down south...
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