Black Diamond (roller coaster)
The building housing the Black Diamond in 2012
|Opening date||October 8, 2011|
|Type||Steel – Family – Enclosed|
|Manufacturer||Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters|
|Designer||John C. Allen|
|Height||35 ft (11 m)|
|Height restriction||42 in (107 cm)|
|Black Diamond at RCDB
Pictures of Black Diamond at RCDB
The Golden Nugget Mine Ride opened in July 1960 at Morey's Piers on the newly constructed ocean side section of Hunt's Pier. The Golden Nugget was built three stories high with the top floor giving riders a mine car ride through the “desert.” The coaster was specially constructed for Hunt’s Pier by the Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters and was engineered by John C. Allen. Bill Tracy designed the ride’s western theme pieces through his Amusement Display company. On December 11, 2008, Morey's Piers announced that the Golden Nugget would be demolished and that they would have a ceremony for the Golden Nugget on Saturday, January 31. On Jan 26, 2009 it was publicly announced that Knoebels' Amusement Resort had purchased the Golden Nugget track and trains from Morey's Piers. The Coaster was modified and rebuilt on the location where the park's former Bald Eagle habitat resides. The eagle's habitat has been relocated. The Black Diamond has opened and is currently working as of October 8, 2011.
- Marden, Duane. "Black Diamond (Knoebels Amusement Park & Resort)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved October 11, 2011.