Boomers! (Dania Beach) When did it open?

Tuesday, July 8, 2003 7:28 AM
I'm in the process of making a personal database about all of the coasters I've ridden/parks I've visited. I've been searching the web, but can't seem to find out when Boomers! actually opened. Not the coaster, but the complex itself. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance! :)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 7:45 AM
Not sure, but if you want to get really technical, the Hurricane isn't actually part of Boomers!... it is an independently-owned concession that sits on land that is owned by Boomers! and is leased to the owners of the Hurricane.

And it is one hell of a coaster!

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-Rob
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*** This post was edited by Rob Ascough 7/8/2003 11:46:46 AM ***

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 7:49 AM
I'll agree with that. Sort of the same deal as the CI Cyclone and Astroland? I believe in that case the City of New York owns the Cyclone and leases it to Astroland, correct?

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 7:59 AM
Yes, I believe the city owns the coaster and just leases the ride to Astroland. But since Astroland runs the ride, maintains the ride and makes rides on the Cyclone part of the park's POP deal (I think three rides are included), the coaster is, for all intents and purposes, part of Astroland. The Hurricane, on the other hand, isn't part of any kind of pricing "deal" that Boomers offers... you have to buy ride tickets at the Hurricane booth, and a ride-all-day wristband is good for the Hurricane only and nothing else at Boomers! Therefore, I think that the coaster is considered to be separate from the Boomers! facilty.

I rode the coaster in the beginning of May and it was definitely worth the trip from Orlando to Dania. Definitely one of my top ten wooden coasters!

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-Rob
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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 8:29 AM
It is a very good roller coaster, but I'm somewhat spoiled by having the Phoenix nearby. ;)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 8:44 AM
Out of idle curiousity, how far of a trip is it from Orlando to the Dania Beach Hurricane?

I doubt it's worth my time, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

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--Maddie--
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I waited for 7.5 hours through four tornado warnings and all I have to show for it is this lousy kiddie coaster credit.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 9:04 AM
Dania Beach is fairly close to Tampa, if that helps. :)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 9:14 AM
Dania Beach is nowhere near Tampa. Dania Beach is literally just south of Ft. Lauderdale. In fact, you can see the coaster as you are landing at Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl. Airport. It is about a 3 1/2 drive from Orlando to Dania Beach.

Boomers was recently the Grand Prix (bought about 3 or 4 years ago and it has been there since before 1988, the year I moved here. I don't know how old the place is.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 9:21 AM
I think that you can see Fort Launderdale/Hollywood International from the coaster. If you're driving south on 95 towards Miami, it sits right on the shoulder of the northbound side of the highway.

MarimbaGuy: How far are you from the Phoenix?

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-Rob
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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 11:43 AM
Aww stink. Sorry, I got the two mixed up. ;) Geez, what was I thinking? Anyway. Rob- I live in Mifflinburg, PA. About 1/2 hour-45 minutes from Knoebels. It was my first coaster and still my favorite after riding 163 others! :)

...I still can't believe I said Tampa. What was I thinking?!? ;)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 11:51 AM
Lucky you... I have to drive 2 1/2 hours to Elysburg in order to experience my favorite wooden coaster! Not that the drive keeps me away or anything like that!

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-Rob
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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:00 PM
Yeah, but what's sad is that I haven't visited the park once this year... (Ducks to avoid tomatoes and rotten veggies)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:02 PM
How could you?

Or should I say, how could you NOT?

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-Rob
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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:04 PM
Well, it all boils down to lack of time and lack of a drivers license. :) I go for my license the 25th, so maybe then I'll be able to get over to the park once or twice. Add that to me potentially working there next summer, and I should be good to go. ;)

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