|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Model / product||Zyklon Z64|
|Riders per train||12|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
History[edit | edit source]
The roller coaster opened in July 1984 at Wild West World in South Dakota. It closed with the park on September 1, 1986. The following year, it reopened at DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Pennsylvania, where it operated until 2003. The spot where it stood is now home to the Crazy Mouse which opened in 2004.
Following a repaint, the ride reopened on July 2, 2004 at Blue Diamond Park in Delaware. Named Blue Diamond Streak, it was one of two roller coasters operating in the state, the other being Orient Express at the same park. Blue Diamond Park closed after the 2007 season however the Blue Diamond Streak remained standing but not operating.
The roller coaster was purchased by the owners of Boardwalk Amusements in January 2012 and immediately dismantled. Problems with the refurbishment of the ride delayed its opening by a year, with the first members of the public riding on August 3, 2013. Later that month, a grand opening was held with Florida governor Rick Scott who cut the ribbon. In February 2017 the ride was closed down after state inspectors found multiple problems with the roller coaster including damaged braces and cracked supports. It reopened later that year. Following an incident on June 14, 2018 the ride is once again standing but not operating. The ride has since been removed as of 2019-2020.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
Incident[edit | edit source]
On June 14, 2018 the font car on one of the trains completely derailed, bringing the train to a halt. Out of ten riders on the train six were taken to hospital, including two who fell 34 feet from the front car.
References[edit | edit source]
- Brochure - Legend City
- Lead Daily Call from Lead, South Dakota · Page 4 - Newspapers.com
- Here come the rides at the new Blue Diamond Amusement Park - Delaware Online (Wayback archive)
- Delaware parks: Selling off the ups and downs - Delaware Online (Wayback archive)
- Roller coaster sold; ride will be installed in Florida - Delaware Online (Wayback archive)
- Sand Blaster roller coaster opens by the ocean - The Daytona Beach News-Journal
- Florida Governor opens Sand Blaster roller coaster in Daytona Beach Boardwalk - Attractions Magazine YouTube video
- Uncertain future facing Daytona Beach’s Boardwalk rides - The Daytona Beach News-Journal
- 2 riders plunge 3 stories in Daytona Beach roller coaster derailment - The Daytona Beach News-Journal
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.