Hello, Summer Splash II attendee! Below you will find all of the event information for Waterworld California, including the tentative schedule, up-to-the-minute updates (if needed) and other news regarding the event. Check back to this page often to see if anything has or will change. Event Schedule (tentative) Important Notes Remember to flash […]
On March 22, California’s Great America unveiled the rolling stock for their highly anticipated coaster, GOLD STRIKER! ACE NorCal was on hand to check it out and on the right we have a video giving you a special look. At this special event, the car was not only revealed, but I also had a chance […]
Greetings, ACE NorCal! We have just released THREE new videos on our YouTube channel! All three are located below and feature footage of Gold Striker ! California’s Great America graciously hosted us on Saturday March 2, 2013 for a tour of the Gold Striker construction zone as well as the entire park! A video showcasing […]
A couple weeks ago, I had the honor of interviewing the VP of Operations for the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Tom Canfield! Tom is the son of Charles Canfield, who heads the Seaside Company. I talked with Tom regarding the upcoming 2013 season, updates with Undertow, and other lesser known things about the park! I’d […]
GOLD STRIKER COASTER NOW INCLUDES RECORD TUNNEL Gold Striker’s 174-Foot Tunnel Is The Longest Initial Descent Tunnel On A Wooden Coaster SANTA CLARA, CA – The newest roller coaster at California’s Great America, Gold Striker, will now include the world’s longest covered initial descent tunnel on a wooden coaster. Adding intrigue to the record setting […]
The Winter 2012 / 2013 issue of the Northern California Dispatch is now available. Click on the image to view or save the issue as a PDF (approximately 17 MB). Thanks go to Assistant Regional Representative Nicholas Laschkewitsch for putting this issue together!
The July/August 2012 issue of the Northern California Dispatch is now available. Click on the image to view or save the issue as a PDF. Thanks go to Assistant Regional Representative Nicholas Laschkewitsch for putting this issue together!
Update #4 – “Let’s Go Fly Some Track!” Welcome to the fourth deconstruction update for the Hurricane! Progress is moving at a fast pace now and track pieces are being removed. Today was the second day for track removal and it was pretty exciting to watch! It is definitely very odd to see the structure with […]
Update #3; September 21, 2012 – The Endeavour of a Lifetime It was yet another exciting day at the Boardwalk! Why was it so exciting? You’ll find out, as you scour this UNDERTOW construction update! Today definitely had the most action going on in terms of the Hurricane deconstruction. A KING crane was on hand removing some of the […]
Welcome to our second UNDERTOW construction update at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Today, the sun was shining, the breeze was blowing, and a blue crane was being used to help dismantle the Hurricane. While any track removal has not begun (as far as I could see), it appeared that the loosening of bolts and such was […]