Great America Introduces Patriot Floorless Coaster For 2017


Great America in California announced today that they will be transforming Shockwave, the oldest stand up roller coaster in the United States, to a floorless roller coaster for 2017 named Patriot

The inspiration for the coaster’s name was taken from the fact that the ride is nestled adjacent to All American Corners within a park whose name celebrates America.

The transition from a stand up to floorless ride will include state-of-the-art blue and white trains positioning guests with their feet dangling above the blue and white track.

Guests can take their “Last Stand” on Vortex through September 5. Then work will begin to ready Patriot for the 2017 season.

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