Hoosier Hurricane

Roller coaster in the United States
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Hoosier Hurricane
The lake view of the Hoosier Hurricane
Indiana Beach
Location Monticello, Indiana, USA
Status Operating since May 27, 1994
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International, Inc.
Designer / calculations Dennis McNulty, Larry Bill
Type Wooden - Hybrid
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 77 feet
Drop 98 feet
Top speed 51 mph
Length 2891 feet
Inversions 0
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Riders per train 24

Hooiser Hurricane is a wooden roller coaster located at Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana, USA. Opened in 1994, it was the third roller coaster to be built by Custom Coasters International, Inc..[1]


During the ride's construction, carpenter Clair Hain Jr. fell 50 feet from the structure. He was hospitalized with broken ribs, punctured lungs, a mangled liver, broken wrist and collarbone, and fractured vertebrae. Following the incident, Hain left Custom Coasters International, Inc. and co-founded Great Coasters International.[2]

Hoosier Hurricane opened on May 27, 1994.

For the reopening of Indiana Beach in 2020, Hoosier Hurricane would undergo a retracking.[3]


The ride starts out with a small turn, going up the lift hill that is followed by the 98 foot drop. After the drop, the ride makes large vertical hills then makes a small turn, with another slight drop followed by a 180 degree turn. The ride then goes into a flat bit, then does more vertical hills. The vertical hills start to decline in height and speed, ending the ride.


2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.


  1. Ninestine, Tom (1995-07-15). "A roller coaster ride to success". The Daily Item. Retrieved 2022-12-03.
  2. Andrews, Buffy (2000-05-05). "New coaster will make hearts race". York Daily record. Retrieved 2023-08-25.
  3. "Indiana Beach geeft houten achtbaan Hoosier Hurricane een grondige retrack".

External links

Articles on Indiana Beach