For those who say that there are no permanent steel coasters in South Florida, you're wrong.
There is one. I have never seen it run but I drive by there once in awhile and it is maintained and painted every so often.
So, trivia for the daring -- where is this coaster?
Yes, it's more of a kiddie coaster than anything else, but it is standing, permanent and certainly not in the RCDB.
To keep this thread from dying or getting killed off, anyone know of any other standing coasters not in the RCDB or any of the other coaster listings?
(I'll answer the Miami question if no one gets it tomorrow).
I have been wondering this for awhile now. What doesn SBNO mean?
Thanks in advance.
Mamoosh - aka Trouble Boy!
That's a good guess, though Six Flags Atlantis never had a coaster. The Dania Beach Hurricane does rest a few blocks away from the old Atlantis site -- which is now the Oakwood Plaza shopping center complete with a multiplex, a Dave & Buster's (and a zillion other stores and eateries).
But that's up in Hollywood. This coaster is in the city of Miami. I'll have the answer tonight.
"Whats Six Flags Atlantis?"
Six Flags Atlantis was a water park located in Hollywood, Southern Florida. Six Flags sold the park in 1989, after which the park was renamed Atlantis:The Water Kingdom. The park closed in 1992 following severe damage from Hurricane Andrew
This site has a few pics : http://www.afn.org/~afn04050/level/atlantis/atlantis.html.
*** This post was edited by mfanzine on 9/25/2002. ***
My band actually played a few shows at Six Flags Atlantis just before it went under. Heck, maybe it was our fault! Fun times. There's a huge void now with the nearest water park being all the way up in West Palm Beach.
The answer? If you ever find yourself driving around the Miami River -- the South side is NW 14th Street, and between 27th and 22nd Avenue there is a small kiddie park set up by the Police Benevolent Association. They have a small 4 carriage ferris wheel, a kiddie circular flat or two -- and, yes, a small steel coaster.
A kiddie coaster, sure. In the tradition of the portable Dragon kiddie coaster, but this one is firmly planted into place, and it appears operational.
Then again, I've only been by there on weekdays. I'm not sure if the place is open the weekends or if it's rented out for special events only. Either way, since sites like RCDB even list the kiddie coasters at any kid-center, I figured this one would be worth singling out -- heck, it probably even needs a name.
heck, it probably even needs a name.
Hey, I've got one: "The Policeman's Ball"....or, if you prefer something traditional, how about "Coaster"....next time I'm down there, I gotta find this thing....
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