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California's Great America News

Want to keep up with the latest California's Great America news, including new attraction announcements, details of special events and updates on temporary ride closures? You've come to the right place!

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Gold Striker
Monday, July 08, 2013 08:12

California's Great America was able to reopen its new Gold Striker roller coaster in time for the Fourth of July weekend, after noise issues forced its closure.

Paramount Park Spain concept art
Monday, May 27, 2013 10:58

The Smiler delays continue at Alton Towers, Full Throttle takes shape at Six Flags Magic Mountain and plans for Spain's Paramount Park are revealed.

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris
Thursday, May 09, 2013 09:45

Alton Towers finally confirms The Smiler opening date, Star Wars Weekend details announced by Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris narrows losses.

Busch Gardens Tampa tiger cub
Friday, May 03, 2013 09:39

Universal Orlando confirms Transformers: The Ride opening date, first reviews of Gold Striker at California's Great America and Busch Gardens Tampa welcomes tiger cubs.

Gold Striker construction image
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:07

California's Great America has begun testing its ambitious new wooden roller coaster, Gold Striker, and has released a point-of-view video of it in action.

Rocket Rods
Friday, April 12, 2013 10:05

GateKeeper testing begins at Cedar Point, Six Flags Magic Mountain "tops off" Full Throttle and discover the fate of Disneyland's Rocket Rods.

Gold Striker construction image
Friday, April 12, 2013 09:55

California's Great America has released a new video that shows off the full ride experience of Gold Striker, the new wooden roller coaster that will debut at the park in May 2013.

Gold Striker construction image
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 10:17

California's Great America is continuing to aim to host the first riders on its new Gold Striker roller coaster on May 1, 2013, according to reports.

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin concept art
Thursday, March 07, 2013 09:35

Disney offers another look at Shanghai Disneyland's impressive castle, LEGOLAND Florida teases Chima expansion and SeaWorld Orlando reveals Antarctica model.

Dreamworks Animation logo
Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:51

Universal Studios Hollywood "confirms" Despicable Me ride, Disney patents a floating version of the Omnimover system and Dreamworks plans 3 theme parks in Russia.

Gold Striker construction image
Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:40

California's Great America has revealed that its new Gold Striker roller coaster will feature the "world's longest covered initial descent tunnel on a wooden coaster".

Cedar Fair logo
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:29

SeaWorld Orlando confirms Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin opening date, Disneyland drops SoCal discounts for 2013 and Cedar Fair reports a huge increase in profits.

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