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.
Displaying "Online Enthusiast Morality" since 2006, with 99.9% more sarcasm.
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.
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.”
Will you miss the wooden coaster? Please let us know.
Here's a POV of the ride...
Last edited by robbalvey on Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:52 pm.
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