Emerald Coaster

Roller coaster
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Emerald Coaster
Sam's Fun City
Location Pensacola, Florida, USA
Coordinates 30°29′16″N 87°15′42″W / 30.487732°N 87.261782°W / 30.487732; -87.261782
Status Defunct
Operated March 16, 2018 to 2021
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park
Location South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England, UK
Coordinates 55°00′05″N 1°25′03″W / 55.001311°N 1.417583°W / 55.001311; -1.417583
Operated 1999 to 2016
Replaced Galaxy
Harbour Park
Location Littlehampton, West Sussex, England, UK
Operated 1986 to 1998
Replaced Wild Mouse
Statistics
Manufacturer Pinfari
Product Z40
Type Steel
Track layout Zyklon 40m layout
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0
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Emerald Coaster was a steel roller coaster previously located at Sam's Fun City in Pensacola, Florida, USA.

History

The roller coaster was first known to have operated at Harbour Park, where it opened in 1986 and was called Zyklon. In 1999 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

Elements

Color scheme

Repainted blue for its opening at Sam's Fun City. The ride opened with green track and white supports at Ocean beach. This was later repainted to pink track and white supports at Ocean Beach.

Trains

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

Incident

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

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

References

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