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Roller Coaster (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Outbreak: Viral Videos of The Week

Nana’s first coaster ride, Simpsons Couch Tribute to Dave + more viral videos!

04/11/2014

Gold Striker roller coaster at Great America theme park. (CBS)

Architect Once Envisioned Massive Coasters On Golden Gate, Bay Bridges

The decade of the depression was not without whimsy, and one of the most fantastic ideas of the 1930s was a scheme to dramatically alter the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. The state archive holds blue prints for turning both spans into wild rides.

11/22/2013

Gold Striker roller coaster at Great America theme park. (CBS)

New Great America Coaster Reopens After Fixing Noise Issues

California’s Great America theme park reopened its newest roller coaster in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend, after noise complaints from a nearby building forced the park to make modifications.

07/04/2013

Gold Striker roller coaster at Great America theme park. (CBS)

Great America Silences New Roller Coaster Over Excessive Noise

Great America has voluntarily shut down its newest roller coaster, Gold Striker, because the ride has exceeded noise limits.

07/03/2013

Roller Coaster Enthusiasts To Say Farewell To Hurricane At Boardwalk

Fans Ride Hurricane Roller Coaster On Last Day At Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Thrill seekers at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk took advantage of one last chance to ride the Hurricane — one of the park’s two roller coasters — on Monday.

09/03/2012

Roller Coaster Enthusiasts To Say Farewell To Hurricane At Boardwalk

Roller Coaster Fans Say Goodbye To Hurricane At Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Roller coaster enthusiasts will gather at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Sunday to take one last ride on the Hurricane, a roller coaster set to shut down for good.

08/26/2012

Superman Ultimate Flight

Six Flags Roller Coaster Reopens, Strands Passengers Again In Vallejo

The Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom left passengers stuck, after reopening one week after it stalled mid-ride and stranded a dozen riders, a spokeswoman for the park said Sunday.

08/05/2012

Superman Ultimate Flight

Six Flags Roller Coaster Remains Closed As Cal-OSHA Investigates

The Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster ride at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom remains closed Tuesday while the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health investigates why it stalled 150 feet above the ground Sunday.

07/31/2012

Superman Ultimate Flight

Roller Coaster Malfunction At Six Flags Under Investigation

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Monday is investigating what caused a malfunction on one of its roller coasters that left a dozen riders stuck 15 stories in the air on Sunday.

07/30/2012

Superman Ultimate Flight

Riders Rescued From Six Flags Roller Coaster In Vallejo

A dozen riders were stuck on top of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster Sunday afternoon in Vallejo for about an hour after it stalled near the top.

07/29/2012

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