Broward County

Say goodbye to Dania Beach’s Hurricane roller coaster

The Hurricane, the 100-foot-tall wooden roller coaster will be torn down piece by piece, to make way for a 100-acre shopping center called Dania Pointe. The roller coaster, closed since 2011, has been an eyesore for the city Dania Beach, which has been trying to remake its image.
The Hurricane, the 100-foot-tall wooden roller coaster will be torn down piece by piece, to make way for a 100-acre shopping center called Dania Pointe. The roller coaster, closed since 2011, has been an eyesore for the city Dania Beach, which has been trying to remake its image. Sun Sentinel

The old Hurricane roller coaster’s long goodbye began Wednesday morning. The 100-foot-tall wooden ride in Dania Beach closed five years ago and finally is coming down to make way for an $800 million shopping and entertainment center at Stirling and Bryan roads called Dania Pointe.

Implosions have reduced old buildings to rubble in a matter of seconds, but there was none of that Wednesday. The roller coaster is being disassembled section by section, and the process could take weeks.

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