Florida to get its first wooden roller coaster rolling again

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The Starliner was the first wooden roller coaster to be built in Florida.  Its home was in Panama City Beach and was open for the ladder part of 40 years.  When the Miracle Strip park opened the ride back in 1963, it was the icon of the park.  Then in 2003, the ride was sold to Cypress Gardens where it operated until November 2008.  Cypress Gardens closed and as we know, was purchased by Legoland.  Legoland did not keep the coaster, and it was sold to Joe Cadmus and his company Ridewerks, which is located in Palmetto, Florida.  Joe is working with the current owners of the Miracle Strip park to bring the ride back to its original home in Panama City Beach.

If everything goes according to plan, Joe is hoping to have the Starlier back up and running by 2015.

via CF News 13




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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83