The Norman Transcript

July 14, 2013

Coaster screams exceed decibel limit

Associated Press
The Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A California roller coaster appears to have been a little too much fun.

The Gold Striker at Great America in Santa Clara had to be taken offline recently because riders were screaming too loudly.

The San Jose Mercury News reported 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.