Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain

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Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain
Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain.jpg
Indiana Beach
Coordinates 40°47′19″N 86°46′12″W / 40.78861°N 86.77000°W / 40.78861; -86.77000Coordinates: 40°47′19″N 86°46′12″W / 40.78861°N 86.77000°W / 40.78861; -86.77000
Status Operating
Opening date June 6, 2002
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International
Lift/launch system Elevator Lift
Height 35 ft (11 m)
Length 1,400 ft (430 m)
Speed 20 mph (32 km/h)
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain at RCDB
Pictures of Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain at RCDB

The Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain is a wooden roller coaster at Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana, themed to that of a mine shaft. It was the last coaster Custom Coasters International (CCI) finished (they had also started work on New Mexico Rattler at Cliff's Amusement Park but went bankrupt before they could finish it). The ride is unusual as it has an elevator to raise the cars to the top of the track as opposed to the more traditional lift-hill. CCI constructed new cage-enclosed cars due to the proximity between riders and the themed 'mountain' sections of the ride. Eight people may ride in a two-car train simultaneously. Two face forward and two backward, opposite each other in each car.

The ride enters an enclosed 'mountain' area several times throughout the ride. The imitation mountain was originally used for a previous dark ride. This dark ride went through the mountain and lights would illuminate scenes of various animals in the mountain.

The Lost Coaster is a moderate ride and does not have big drops. Part of the thrill is the alarming shake generated by the unusual track design.

The ride itself has been open since the mid 80s as a mine like car ride with no hills or wooden tracks. The original ride's opening was delayed for a long time before officially opening in the 1980s.

Trivia[edit]

The Gravity Group, which is run by the former CCI designers, stated that Lost Coaster was the inspiration for the design of Twister at Grona Lund in Sweden.