The wait will soon be over for guests who are ready to ride the groundbreaking new single-rail steel coaster, RailBlazer, at California's Great America in Santa Clara. Opening to the public on Thursday, June 14, the much-anticipated coaster is the first of its kind on the West Coast, featuring a single-rail track.
RailBlazer riders will ascend a 45-degree climb, dive into a ravine and encounter steeped embankments after a lift height of 106 feet. The first drop is taken 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.
The design requires riders 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, riders will speed smoothly over the twisting track as they experience an abundance of airtime and steeply banked turns.
Season passholders will have early access to RailBlazer, with the exclusive opportunity to ride whenever the park is open, before the ride opens to the public on Thursday, June 14.