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Black Diamond

Knoebels Amusement Park

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Knoebels breathes new life into this classic ride with the opening of Black Diamond. This unique roller coaster has been rescued from Dinosaur Beach pier in Wildwood, New Jersey and brought to Elysburg, Pennsylvania where it has been restored and placed inside a newly built building. Black Diamond has an entirely new theme based on the history of coal mining in the surrounding area of Pennsylvania. Riders seated in four-passenger mine cars will ride through the three-story attraction and experience everything from cave-ins, floods, fires and more. Custom scenery, props, sound and special effects have been created to tell the story. Black Diamond is best described as a combination roller coaster and dark ride.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
2011 Steel Indoor Dark Ride John C. Allen, Philadelphia Toboggan Co.
  • Height
  • Number Of Trains
    8 - 4 passenger

Black Diamond Facts & History

2009 – Relocated from Dinosaur Beach.

1960–1998 – Golden Nugget operated at Hunt's Pier/Dinosaur Beach in Wildwood, New Jersey.

The only steel coaster ever constructed by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company.

Interior work by Jim M. Melonic, who started his career working for Bill Tracy, the original theme designer for the Golden Nugget.

The original ride operated with five cars, but three additional cars have been added to increase capacity.

Brand-new trains based on the original ones have been built for this ride.

Opening date: October 8, 2011

Individual car has two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

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