Dania Beach Hurricane Declares Bankruptcy

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Re: Dania Beach Hurricane Declares Bankruptcy

Postby BeemerBoy » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:47 pm

simon8899 wrote:Its always kinda sad that a good ride suffers from bad management.

I wouldn't be so quick to judgement in this case. Honestly, considering the ride's location, it's an outright miracle it's survived as long as it has....AND in the exceptional condition it has. I'm willing to bet this wasn't brought on by lack of "good" management.
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Re: Dania Beach Hurricane Declares Bankruptcy

Postby doom1001 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:06 pm

Wow!!I'm about 40 minutes away from the ride but I haven't ridden it in 3-4 years,What's amazing is that I was just telling myself about 4 days ago to go and get the $12 wristband to get at least 15-20 rides on it.

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Re: Dania Beach Hurricane Declares Bankruptcy

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:14 am

Damn! Im going on a cruise this summer and I was gonna hit the coaster before I felt! I hope it reopens by this summer, cause I've always heard great things about the ride.

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Re: Dania Beach Hurricane Declares Bankruptcy

Postby The SETGO Guys » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:54 am

If this is true...I guess it may be time to post my Trip Report from my visit last year....

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Re: Dania Beach Hurricane Declares Bankruptcy

Postby robbalvey » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:38 pm

Well, it's official....

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Dania Beach wooden roller coaster shuts down

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/south-florida-travel/2011/04/28/dania-beach-wooden-roller-coaster-shuts-down/

The wooden roller-coaster in Dania Beach visible from the Interstate-95 since its opening 11 years ago has closed, according to Boomers, the entertainment company that shared the property with the ride.

The click-clack of the Hurricane Roller Coaster stopped Tuesday after business hours, said Joe Tortorella, the general manager at Boomers in Dania Beach. He said owners informed him “a couple of days” earlier about plans to halt operations of what was billed as the tallest wooden coaster in Florida.

The up-and-down ride to a 100-foot peak is sure to be missed by some visitors including couple Richie Kearns, 40, and Sherry Blais, 39, who were married there on Valentine’s Day this year in the fifth wedding on the ride since its debut, according to coaster managers.

Still, Tortorella said he did not expect the coaster’s shutdown to hurt business at Boomers, which operates an indoor arcade and 12 rides of its own.
“We were here first,” Tortorella said, “and they were an add-on later.”

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Re: Dania Beach Hurricane Declares Bankruptcy

Postby Band-Aid » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:47 pm

Sad. I never got the chance to ride it.

Hopefully, but unlikely, another park will buy it...
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Re: Dania Beach Hurricane Declares Bankruptcy

Postby DenDen » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:47 pm

Boooooooo! I need to hit the powerball! LOL
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Re: Dania Beach Hurricane Declares Bankruptcy

Postby Rhythm and Method » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:50 pm

Eh, i found it to be rough and slow. some good air time in the beginning however

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Re: Dania Beach Hurricane Declares Bankruptcy

Postby robbalvey » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:53 pm

Rhythm and Method wrote:Eh, i found it to be rough and slow.

Well, you're in the minority...thankfully.

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Re: Dania Beach Hurricane Declares Bankruptcy

Postby krazekiddd » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:57 pm

I'll miss this little coaster! Plus, riding that was the first time I met Robb. :)
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