Inspired and designed with an Old West feel, Gold Striker stands 108 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 103 feet. Riders will careen along 3,197 feet of track at speeds up to 53.7 miles per hour.
Adding intrigue to Gold Striker is the 174-foot “mine shaft” tunnel that is enclosed by wood on both sides, corrugated metal on top and in-fill underneath the tracks, replicating a true gold mine feel. The “mine shaft” is the longest initial decent tunnel on any wooden roller coaster.
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