Get Ready To Ride The Rail! RailBlazer Is Coming To California’s Great America-A Revolutionary Single Rail Coaster
Get ready to ride the rails! Yesterday as part of National Roller Coaster Day, I was lucky enough to be among the first to preview the newest attraction coming to California’s Great America and trust me when I say that this will introduce a whole new thrill level to the world of coasters.
The all new RailBlazer is absolutely not like any coster that you’ve ever experienced. From plunging drops to plenty of loops and rotations, this is every coaster enthusiasts dream ride.
Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang along with the Mayor and members of the Santa Clara City Council were all on hand to be a part of the groundbreaking ceremonies for this all new single rail steel coaster, RailBlazer which is just a part of the expansion projects and additions coming to California’s Great America which will include and entirely new themed area based on State Route 1, an expansion of the Water Park as well an all new shopping and entertainment district that will be located outside of the Park gates and will be open year round.
In Spring of 2018 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 gravity that amplifies every move and enables more dynamic turns and rotations than have ever been possible on a coaster. With an eight-passenger single file train hugging the rail, the coaster will give riders an unobstructed view of the ground and air as they speed smoothly over the twisting track.
RailBlazer will lift riders to a height of 106 feet before plunging them face down at a 90-degree angle. Throughout the 1,800 feet of track, riders will travel 52 miles per hour, experience an abundance of airtime and steeply banked turns, undertake three inversions and twist through a zero gravity roll.
“RailBlazer is a revolutionary roller coaster concept that will be an intense and exhilarating ride experience for our guests,” said Raul Rehnborg, vice president and general manager, California’s Great America.
“In addition, it marks the company’s initial investment in the park following the City of Santa Clara’s approval this year of the new park master plan, and kicks off a multi-year transformation of California’s Great America into a world-class destination for everyone in the Bay Area and beyond.”
The design spirit of the ride is reflective of an off-road adventure, with immersive sensory theming that embraces the great outdoors of the Bay Area and Central Coast. Once on board, riders will ascend a 45-degree climb, dive into a ravine and encounter steeped embankments representing an extreme four-wheeling journey.
Imposing physical elements during the ride and queue line include a natural waterway, rocky surroundings and a trailhead marquee sign designed to mark the beginning of the journey. The unique design of RailBlazer will include a silent rollback lift hill that eliminates the traditional sounds of the train moving up the track.
The 2018 Gold Season Pass is on sale now at the best price of the year, and also includes unlimited park visits in 2017.
The pass gives guests unlimited access to RailBlazer as well as all the other rides and attractions at California’s Great America, its Boomerang Bay water park and Gilroy Gardens; special events like The Great Pumpkin Fest, Halloween Haunt and WinterFest; and other discounts and benefits such as free parking.
Special pricing ends October 29, 2017. Don’t wait get your Gold Season Pass today and be among the first to ride the rail and experience the thrills of the all new RailBlazer, coming to California’s Great America next Spring!