Daytona Beach roller coaster derails

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Re: Daytona Beach roller coaster derails

Postby Skittles » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:45 am

While a very sad incident indeed, I can see this ride getting scrapped because of this. Assuming Boardwalk Amusements is a family park, no parent would want to take their kids on a coaster that derailed. If it re-opens, it would massively lose popularity. And maybe, because this coaster is 40-50 years old and quite the traveler, assuming the maintenance was kept up well, it might've just been the coaster reached the end of it's service life. I have no affiliation with the park, but I predict it won't be around much longer.
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Re: Daytona Beach roller coaster derails

Postby thedazza » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:49 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:That picture is horrifying. It's a dark photo so it's hard to tell, but I can't even see any track near the train.


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Re: Daytona Beach roller coaster derails

Postby Midgetman82 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:52 am

^That is some people's literal nightmare involving roller coasters right there... This won't help the industry very much.

^^The incident could open up a new can of worms involving the actual condition of the coaster leading up to this derailment. So sad and frightening to hear of this, and hope everyone involved recovers well.
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Re: Daytona Beach roller coaster derails

Postby coasterbill » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:02 am

Skittles wrote:While a very sad incident indeed, I can see this ride getting scrapped because of this. Assuming Boardwalk Amusements is a family park, no parent would want to take their kids on a coaster that derailed. If it re-opens, it would massively lose popularity. And maybe, because this coaster is 40-50 years old and quite the traveler, assuming the maintenance was kept up well, it might've just been the coaster reached the end of it's service life. I have no affiliation with the park, but I predict it won't be around much longer.


Calling this a "park" is being generous. I feel like most people show up to Daytona beach and think "oh cool, there's a fireman's carnival in town this week".

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Re: Daytona Beach roller coaster derails

Postby djcoastermark » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:55 pm

Interesting little update. The coaster had been inspected earlier in the day by the Fla Dept of Agriculture. There is a video from the news that shows some pretty good views of the undercarriage of the dangling coaster car. Here's a link to the story. http://www.wfla.com/news/florida/daytona-beach-roller-coaster-was-inspected-hours-before-derailment-state-official-says/1241825572

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Re: Daytona Beach roller coaster derails

Postby djcoastermark » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:32 pm

Just to add, if the Fla Dept of Ag sounds familiar and has been in the news lately, it has. The same Dept of Ag that couldn't log on for a year doing background checks for concealed weapons permits.

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Re: Daytona Beach roller coaster derails

Postby coasterbill » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:30 am

The park is now on social media claiming that Sandblaster isn’t theirs. It’s privately owned by some dude named Ed Kennedy. They promote this ride constantly on social media but their stance is now basically... “Sandblaster? What Sandblaster?”

The weird part is that this appears to be technically true, though Ed and his partner operated the entire place until about a year ago. Different parts of this place seem to be operated by totally different groups of people and it seems like they’re starting to play the blame game.

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