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Coastersaurus (Legoland Florida)

Coastersaurus (Legoland Florida)

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Legoland Florida
Location Winter Haven, Florida, USA
Status Operating since November 26, 2004
Builder Martin & Vleminckx
Type Wooden - Family
Model / product 40' Junior Coaster
Riders per train 20
Area 650 feet × 200 feet
Height40 feet
Top speed32 mph
Length1,365 feet

Coastersaurus, previously known as Triple Hurricane, is a wooden roller coaster located at Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Florida, USA. It is located within the Land of Adventure area of the park.

Coastersaurus is an ACE Coaster Classic.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Triple hurricane opened 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 parks reopening.[2]

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 family roller coaster at Legoland California.

Coastersaurus reopened on October 15, 2011.

Design[edit | edit source]

Coastersaurus has an out and back layout with a crossover before and after the turnaround. It has several airtime hills.

Trains[edit | edit source]

The ride originally operated with a red train with five cars. Riders were arranged two across in two rows for a total of 20 riders.

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 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.

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