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Emerald Coaster

roller coaster
Emerald Coaster
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Sam's Fun City
Location Pensacola, Florida, USA
Status Operating, planned to open March 16, 2018
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Ocean Beach Pleasure Park
Location South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England, UK
Operated 2002 or earlier to 2016
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Harbour Park
Location Littlehampton, West Sussex, England, UK
Operated 1986 to ?
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Manufacturer Pinfari
Type Steel
Propulsion Chain lift hill
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HELP

Emerald Coaster is a steel roller coaster currently located at Sam's Fun City in Pensacola, Florida, USA.

History[edit | edit source]

The roller coaster is first known to have operated at Harbour Park, where it opened in 1986 and was called Zyklon. In 2002, or earlier, the ride opened at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park in South Shields. Between 2009 and 2012, the colour of the track was changed from yellow to pink. The coaster was also renamed Cat & Mouse. In 2016, the coaster was closed with the Runaway Train.

The roller coaster was shipped to Sam's Fun City. It was initially planned to reopen for the Christmas season, but was delayed. It opened on March 16, 2018.

Design[edit | edit source]

Repainted blue for its opening at Sam's Fun City.

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car. The cars use over-the-shoulder harnesses.

Incident[edit | edit source]

In 2009, the final brake failed to bring a car to a halt, causing it to crash into a stationary car in the station. Riders sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident.[1]

Images[edit | edit source]

Pictures of the coaster while it was located at Ocean Beach.

References[edit | edit source]

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