Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gold Striker officially announced

CGA officially announced Gold Striker today, the fastest and tallest wooden roller coaster in Northern California. For images, video and stats, visit

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Project Au13 construction update

Au13, to be announced Aug. 29, is really coming along. I visited CGA on Saturday (Aug. 25), and this is what it looked like. One of the turns is nearly complete:

The park's skyline is really starting to change.

For a more in-depth look at Au13's progress, check out Au13 Construction Watch, a new blog devoted to all things Au13.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

More Au13 pictures

CGA has posted a bunch of new pictures of "Au13" on their Facebook page. One of the turnarounds looks nearly complete.

"Gold Striker," likely the coaster's name, will be officially announced Aug. 29.

Via Facebook

Saturday, August 4, 2012

New coaster codenamed Au13, to be revealed Aug. 29

CGA has posted teasers on their Facebook about a full reveal of "Au13" on Aug. 29. The image, showing a gold miner, teases that the coaster will "strike new records."

Via Facebook

Cedar Fair has recently trademarked the name "Gold Striker," which seems will be the name of the new coaster, based on the teasers.

Meanwhile, the coaster has achieved vertical construction:

Via Facebook