Gold Striker roller coaster closed because riders scream too loud

12:23 PM, Jul 5, 2013   |    comments
Photo: California's Great America.
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  • SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A Northern California roller coaster appears to have been a little too much fun.

    The Gold Striker at Great America in Santa Clara had to be closed this week because riders were screaming too loudly.

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    The San Jose Mercury News reports ( that the shrieks were exceeding the decibel limit agreed upon in a settlement with Prudential Real Estate, which owns adjacent properties.

    So Great America had to cover a portion of the track in a sound-dampening tunnel. The wooden roller coaster reopened on Wednesday after the work was completed.

    Gold Striker debuted earlier this year.

    Associated Press

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