Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain
|Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain|
|Opening date||June 6, 2002|
|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.
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