Riders thrown when Daytona Beach roller coaster derails

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 10:44 AM | Contributed by kevin38

Two people fell 34 feet to the ground when a roller coaster derailed at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, leaving the front car dangling precariously from the tracks. Six were taken to the hospital, but the extent of injuries is not known.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:33 PM
LostKause's avatar

If you've been on Zyclon at DelGrosso's in PA, you rode this exact coaster. DelGrosso's sold this and replaced it with the Crazy Mouse.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:55 PM

In the nick of time, it seems.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:02 PM
LostKause's avatar

I was going to write something like that, but then I recalled that the ride was removed from DelGrosso's ten years ago. I'm old.

Upon looking it up just now to get my facts right, I have noticed that the coaster was called Zyklon, with a k.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:43 PM

I rode it in its last year at DelGrosso’s. Which was actually 15 years ago! Definitely feel old.

And as I mentioned in the other thread, it was a great little coaster at DelGrosso’s with an outstanding first drop. And it was very well maintained and in great condition while there.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:04 PM

From what I understand it was a 1 train/3 car per train set up. I’ve seen plenty of Pinfaris with single cars and a few with double but it seems like three would be pushing it. And not so much from a safety standpoint, but more from the comfort level. Those coasters have such sharp, little hills that I can’t imagine a ride in the backseat. Ouch.

Anyway, this is a shame. And I’m sure quite terrifying for anyone involved.
It seems like something happens every summer, doesn’t it?

Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:53 PM
kpjb's avatar

BrettV said:

I rode it in its last year at DelGrosso’s. Which was actually 15 years ago! Definitely feel old.

I rode it when it was at Bland's Park!

Still want to know what happened. Doesn't look like a collision or track failure from the couple pics I saw. Maybe a failure in the car's wheel assembly?


Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:13 PM
Pete's avatar

In the picture of the car dangling from the track, you can see that upstop is missing from the wheel assembly on the left.

I'd rather be in my boat with a drink on the rocks, than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:54 PM


Last edited by BrettV, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:54 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:00 PM

Huh? The train still shouldn’t derail if one or more of the trims doesn’t kick in.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 6:10 PM

My thoughts exactly. For a wheel assembly failure like the pictures show - I feel like a small portable zyklon style coaster would have to be pushing Top Thrill Dragster speed. It just doesn’t make sense at all. But I also feel like the “finding” will just unnecessarily scare the crap out of the public.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:27 PM


This article states the evidence shows the ride had derailed before? If true, I can only assume it happened during an empty cycle or else it surely would have made news.


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