Woodstock Express

Woodstock Express is a steel kiddie roller coaster located at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California. The coaster was designed by Intamin and originally opened in 1984 as Scooby's Ghoster Coaster at Hanna-Barbera Land in Spring, Texas. The coaster to California's Great America where it reopened 1987 as Blue Streak. The coaster had a Smurfs theme to it when it opened, as well as the section "Smurf Woods", a Smurf village with mushroom houses. Smurf Woods was closed in the early 1990s. Paramount Parks acquired Great America in 1993 and opened Nickelodeon Central. They gave the coaster new yellow and green seats and named it Green Slime Mine Car in 1995. One Smurf house survived and can be seen in the Picnic Grove area. In 2002, Paramount Parks repainted the coaster orange and rethemed it as Rugrats Runaway Reptar. In 2007, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company acquired all 5 Paramount Parks (Kings Island, Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds, Kings Dominion, and California's Great America). They didn't have the license to use the Nickelodeon characters so in 2010, they closed Nickelodeon Central and added Planet Snoopy. Cedar Fair gave the coaster a new yellow paint job and the name Woodstock Express. Since the coaster opened in 1987, it has been rethemed at least 3 times. The coaster is currently adjacent to the South Bay Shores water park.