You must 48inches tall and DEAD QUIET to ride this ride: Brand-new wooden roller coaster temporarily shut down because riders were screaming too loud

A one-month old wooden roller coaster at a Northern California theme park was temporarily closed July 1 because riders were screaming too loud. 

The Gold Striker roller coaster opened June 1 at Santa Clara theme park California’s Great America. 

But because of a deal with real estate company Prudential concerning the park’s noise level flowing over to nearby housing developments, the roller coaster had to be temporarily shut down to create an enclosure on part of the ride to dampen the noise.

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The ride re-opened Wednesday just before the Fourth of July holiday. 

The park started construction on the mammoth ride In May 2012 and took just a year to complete.


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