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November 27, 2001

Custom Coasters to Renovate Indiana Beach Dark Ride

Article written by:
Eric Gieszl, Editor

West Chester, OH — Custom Coasters, Inc. (CCI) announced that they have signed a deal with Indiana Beach to renovate the park's popular Superstition Mountain dark ride. The new ride called The Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain will debut when the park opens next spring.

The Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain
Conceptual artist rendering of the renovated Superstition Mountain dark ride at Indiana Beach amusement park. Enlarge

According to CCI the renovated ride will have a greatly improved capacity, but retain the nostalgic charm of the original ride. In the 1970's park owner Tom Spackman Sr. build the original Superstition Mountain.

The Lost Coaster will be the second dark ride project for CCI, the first being the Underground at Adventureland in Des Moines, Iowa. The renovation of this ride will involve replacing the ride system to become a gravity-powered ride with several unique features.

Unique to this ride and a first for CCI will be a vertical lift system that will raise the cars above the mountain before they're sent on their journey. CCI also said that several new adventures and surprises await passengers inside the mountain.

The Lost Coaster at Superstition Mountain will be the second project in two years for Custom Coasters at Indiana Beach and the third CCI ride at the park. Last year the company designed and built Cornball Express, a family coaster and the second CCI wooden coaster at Indiana Beach.

During the recent IAAPA trade show in Orlando, CCI mentioned that another project for the company may be announced soon, but details including a location could not disclosed until the deal is finalized.

Artwork courtesy of Custom Coasters International, Inc. All rights reserved.