California's Great America, California, USA
After years of cancelled projects and permit applications, Gold Striker has finally opened to the public today. The GCI wooden coaster was originally planned to be built in 2009, but was cancelled. Permits were filed later in 2012 to construct the roller coaster, but further concern was raised over the noise the new coaster would create for neighboring businesses. A "mine shaft" cover was built over the first drop as a compromise to contain noise.