|Watch the on-ride POV|
|Product||40' Junior Coaster|
|Builder||Martin & Vleminckx|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Area||650 feet × 200 feet|
|Top speed||32 mph|
|Manufacturer||Great Coasters International (2013-present) |
Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (1997-2014)
|Riders per train||20|
Triple Hurricane opened in 2004 with the new Cypress Gardens Adventure Park, a redevelopment of the existing Cypress Gardens botanical garden. The roller coaster was named Triple Hurricane after the three hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne which delayed the park's reopening.
Triple Hurricane closed with the park on November 16, 2008 and remained standing but not operating. In January 2010 it was announced that the park had been bought by Merlin Entertainments who developed it into Legoland Florida. As part of this transition, Triple Hurricane was given a dinosaur theme and renamed Coastersaurus, a name used previously on a Gerstlauer roller coaster at Legoland California.
Coastersaurus reopened on October 15, 2011.
The original train on Coastersaurus was replaced with one from Great Coasters International in 2013.
A 13-year-old boy fell from the ride on February 25, 2006. The park released a statement saying that the child had acted on a dare to maneuver out of his restraint and stood up before falling as the ride ended.
As part of the redevelopment of Triple Hurricane into Coastersaurus, the train was repainted brown.
In 2013, the original train was replaced with a Mini-llennium Flyer train from Great Coasters International. The new train has the following layout: Single train with 12 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 24 riders per train. Riders are restrained by individual lap-bars and seatbelts.
At the entrance to Coastersaurus is a large dinosaur made of Lego bricks
The old train
- ACE Coaster Classic Award - American Coaster Enthusiasts
- Coastersaurus - Legoland Florida - Ultimate Rollercoaster
- Fanta, Andrea (2006-02-27). "Orlando boy hospitalized after fall from roller coaster". The Naples Daily News. Retrieved 2022-09-20.
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