• RailBlazer construction update, Sept. 9, 2017 (9/10/2017) by Erik Chalhoub - Less than a month after California’s Great America announced RailBlazer, land clearing on the site is nearly complete. With the park recently applying for a permit to construct the ride, it appears vertical construction will start soon. Let’s take a look at the site as it appeared on Sept. 9.
  • New prototype coaster at Great America pays homage to California scenery (8/16/2017) by Erik Chalhoub - National Roller Coaster Day was celebrated in a big way on Aug. 16, when California’s Great America introduced its newest coaster, RailBlazer. Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, RailBlazer is a prototype coaster based on RMC's new “Raptor” model. Eight riders will traverse in a single file train on a single rail, giving riders a unique Continue Reading
  • California’s Great America Debuts First of its Kind Single Rail Steel Coaster for 2018 (8/16/2017) by Nicholas - 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 Continue Reading
  • Great America teases 2018 coaster (7/16/2017) by Erik Chalhoub - California’s Great America has been teasing a new roller coaster at the park for 2018, dubbed “Project SR1.” In late June, observant park visitors noticed a set of painted white tire tracks leading to a construction stake placed in the large grassy area that formerly housed the Invertigo coaster. Written on the stake was “2018” Continue Reading