A train full of riders on Hoosier Hurricane.
|Opening date||May 27, 1994|
|Manufacturer||Custom Coasters International|
|Designer||Dennis McNulty Larry Bill|
|Height||77 ft (23 m)|
|Drop||98 ft (30 m)|
|Length||2,891 ft (881 m)|
|Speed||51 mph (82 km/h)|
|Height restriction||44 in (112 cm)|
|Hoosier Hurricane at RCDB
Pictures of Hoosier Hurricane at RCDB
Hoosier Hurricane is a wooden roller coaster at Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana. The ride was designed by Dennis McNulty and Larry Bill of Custom Coasters International. It opened on May 27, 1994, as the park's largest wooden roller coaster and the first wooden roller coaster built in Indiana in fifty years. The ride was Custom Coasters International's third roller coaster designed and the first modern wooden coaster built with a steel support structure, which would eventually become a trend on many wooden coasters designed by them.
Hoosier Hurricane, like other coasters in the park, was 'shoehorned' into the park. The ride hugs the shores of Lake Shafer, parallels most of the boardwalk, and suddenly turns near the Giant Gondola Wheel. Hurricane's structure is shared with nearby Cornball Express for a small portion of the ride (the S-turn before the drop).