The Grizzly

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The Grizzly
Great America 1 2013-07-11.jpg
California's Great America
Park section Action Zone
Coordinates 37°23′34.78″N 121°58′16.94″W / 37.3929944°N 121.9713722°W / 37.3929944; -121.9713722Coordinates: 37°23′34.78″N 121°58′16.94″W / 37.3929944°N 121.9713722°W / 37.3929944; -121.9713722
Status Operating
Opening date 1986
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Kings Island Construction
Designer Curtis D. Summers
Track layout Double out and back
Lift/launch system Chain
Height 91 ft (28 m)
Drop 88 ft (27 m)
Length 3,250 ft (990 m)
Speed 55 mph (89 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 2:40
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
Fast Lane available
The Grizzly at RCDB
Pictures of The Grizzly at RCDB

The Grizzly is a wooden roller coaster located at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California.[1] The ride was designed by Curtis D. Summers and manufactured by Kings Island Construction.[2] It uses traditional tracks with steel wheels on the cars, and, therefore, is designed to maintain positive-g loading on the cars and riders throughout its course.


Opened in 1986, the Grizzly ride was retracked by Adams Amusements from 2011 to 2014. As a result, the Grizzly has been called a faster and smoother ride.[3]


  1. ^ Marden, Duane. "Grizzly  (California's Great America)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Grizzly - California's Great America". Coaster Net. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ride Review: California's Great America – The Grizzly". 15 July 2013. 

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