California’s Great America gears up for summer with spectacular new ride
California's Great America opens its 2017 season on March 25 and will introduce an array of new attractions, entertainment and dining experiences. Patriot, the first floorless coaster in the park's history, will make its official park debut on Saturday, April 1.
Patriot will take riders to a nine-story height before plummeting them into a 360-degree loop and a series of hairpin turns. The floorless ride will include state-of-the-art blue and white floorless trains positioning guests with their feet dangling inches above the track.
To celebrate Patriot, all current and past military service members will be provided free admission from March 25-May 29 (with valid ID), along with special $30 tickets for up to 6 guests (available at the Front Gate).
“Patriot will be an outstanding addition to our family of roller coasters,” said California's Great America Vice President and General Manager Raul Rehnborg.
A number of new live entertainment acts will also complement the new thrilling ride. This includes Vertical Impact in Great America Theater, a high-flying acrobatic display with trampoline artists and amazing choreography, along with The Great American Game Show in Theatre Royale.