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Golden Nugget

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Golden Nugget Mine Rescue and Dinosaur Beach amusement pier closed at the end of the 1998 season. The coaster remained on the pier until it was purchased by Knoebels in 2009 and removed.

Golden Nugget originally opened in July 1960 on the newly constructed ocean side section of Hunt's Pier. This enclosed steel coaster was three-stories high and gave riders a mine car ride through the "desert". Engineered by John Allen, the Golden Nugget is notable since it was the only steel coaster ever constructed by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1960 Steel Indoor John Allen, Philadelphia Toboggan Co.
  • Height
  • Number Of Trains
    5 - 4 passenger

Golden Nugget Facts & History

1960–1992 – Golden Nugget operated at Hunt's Pier/Dinosaur Beach.

1996–1998 – Golden Nugget reopened and operated.

1999–2009 – Standing-but-not-operating (SBNO) before purchased and relocated to Knoebels.

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

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