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March 1, 2007

Demolition of Hurricane Roller Coaster Begins At Pavilion

Myrtle Beach, SC - Demolition of the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion amusement park continues with the dismantling of the park's former wooden coaster. Charleston-based Lowcountry Wrecking is tearing down the $6 million Hurricane roller coaster that has been a icon at the park since 2000.

Pavilion owner Burroughs & Chapin tried to sell the roller coaster, but there were no takers. Also slated for demolition is the park's Haunted Hotel.

Most of the park's other attractions will be reused at Burroughs & Chapin's other properties.

The 3,700-foot long Hurricane roller coaster was built with a steel structure and wood track. The crew wrecking the coaster expects it will take a little more than a week to tear it down.

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