Dinn Corporation

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Dinn Corporation
Mean Streak (Cedar Point) 1996 01.jpg
Mean Streak at Cedar Point
Status Defunct
In business 1980s to 1991
Key people Charles Dinn, Curtis D. Summers

Dinn Corporation was a wooden roller coaster manufacturer based in West Chester, Ohio, USA. They were in business from 1983 to 1992 and built 12 roller coasters.


Charles J. Dinn was the director of construction, maintenance, and engineering at Kings Island and oversaw construction of The Beast, which opened in 1979.[1] Dinn went on to form his own company in the early 1980s.[2] The company managed the construction of wooden roller coasters in partnership with Curtis D. Summers' company.

Construction began on Pegasus at Efteling in late 1990 but Dinn abandoned the project following disagreements with Efteling and ultimately retired in 1991.[3] His daughter Denise Dinn formed a new company, Custom Coasters International. Summers died the following year of a heart attack at the age of 62.[4]

Roller coasters


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