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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:10 pm
by mark549
MrSum1_55 wrote:Gold Striker has aged very poorly. I was shocked. It used to be my favorite GCI, but now it's down there among the worst ones (like Apocalypse or Wildcat). Now I would say that Wodan is my favorite GCI. It doesn't have the best layout, but it is by far the best maintained.



My guess is wooden coasters hold up better in places where it rains in the summer (unlike California). Roar, Goldstriker, Apocalypse suggest a pattern.

I don't know what the problem is with Hersheypark Wildcat, maybe it was just an early build and didn't work right. It's a shame, since GCI's racing coaster next to it is great. Maybe Hershey will RMC Wildcat. (RMC is also a verb, right?)

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:41 am
by ryder
FWIW, Apocalypse has been retracked, and is currently riding quite well. Oddly, the first drop is the roughest part. But after that, it's actually pretty good.

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:54 am
by joelwee
ryder wrote:FWIW, Apocalypse has been retracked, and is currently riding quite well. Oddly, the first drop is the roughest part. But after that, it's actually pretty good.

I agree. Based on my recent rides on both, Apocalypse is actually running better than Gold Striker.


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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:26 am
by PKI Jizzman
Railblazer seems like the most logical option to go to first, cool. Depending on how long the line is maybe I'll try to ride it twice. I'm really curious about Goldstriker now seeing how everyone is saying it's rough, haha.

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:27 pm
by PKI Jizzman
Saturday is looking like rain alllllll day; between half and 3/4 inch of rain and 60*. I'm kind of expecting them to close at this point. IF they are open, do they typically run Goldstriker, Flight Deck, and Railblazer? The website wasn't much help.

Thanks everyone! Really hoping I can go for an hour and check out those 3.

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:31 pm
by Domm
PKI Jizzman wrote:Saturday is looking like rain alllllll day; between half and 3/4 inch of rain and 60*. I'm kind of expecting them to close at this point. IF they are open, do they typically run Goldstriker, Flight Deck, and Railblazer? The website wasn't much help.

Thanks everyone! Really hoping I can go for an hour and check out those 3.


The Jizzman Claus is coming to town hahahaha. Last winterfest I believe all the the majors were open so you should be good.

Is your name a derivative of jizzmaster zero?? :-)

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:06 pm
by PKI Jizzman
Domm wrote:
PKI Jizzman wrote:Saturday is looking like rain alllllll day; between half and 3/4 inch of rain and 60*. I'm kind of expecting them to close at this point. IF they are open, do they typically run Goldstriker, Flight Deck, and Railblazer? The website wasn't much help.

Thanks everyone! Really hoping I can go for an hour and check out those 3.


The Jizzman Claus is coming to town hahahaha. Last winterfest I believe all the the majors were open so you should be good.

Is your name a derivative of jizzmaster zero?? :-)

:lol:

It was 2009 pre Texas trip and Robb was on a live podcast. So when there was an opportunity to call in I called and (my original name was PKI ManJZ) when he asked who was calling and I said who it was he said "PKI who? Jizzman?" And boom that became the screen name. I think it ties to a Ron Jeremy movie.

Anyways glad to know they're open, but what about in the rain!

Post San Jose trip edit: Yeah the whole area got downpoured on and flooded the whole weekend. Next time!

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:38 pm
by rachelmadcow
I was thinking now that CF has purchased the land they can invest to install a giga and hyper. Gold striker and Railboazer felt like They didn’t want to add immovable or too large rides in case the land purchase fell through.

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:51 pm
by thrillseeker4552
Installing both a giga AND a hyper might be a little too ambitious to consider, however I do think a B&M hyper is very possible (and likely) in the next 5 years. Something along the lines of Mako or Candymonium would be perfect.

The day the West Coast finally gets a B&M hyper will be a very happy day.

Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:46 pm
by rachelmadcow
thrillseeker4552 wrote:Installing both a giga AND a hyper might be a little too ambitious to consider, however I do think a B&M hyper is very possible (and likely) in the next 5 years. Something along the lines of Mako or Candymonium would be perfect.

The day the West Coast finally gets a B&M hyper will be a very happy day.


CF might lead off with a giga since cali doesn’t have one (Superman is exempted for argument sake) and I think they could say it’s the tallest longest fastest full length in California. I’m not gonna check on rcdb but this seems right. Then follow up with a hyper. Either way one of them is guaranteed and that is awesome.