Delaware roller coaster moving to Daytona Beach

    NEW CASTLE, Del. — People who want a ride on the roller coaster at the former Blue Diamond Park near New Castle will have to go to Daytona Beach, Fla.

    The News Journal of Wilmington reports the 1,700-foot steel roller coaster is being dismantled this week, but it is expected to be rebuilt this summer at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk at Daytona Lagoon in Florida.

    Owner Nick Ferrara Jr. of Greggo & Ferrara construction apparently sold the roller coaster a month ago for an undisclosed price. Joe Cadmus is president of Ride Werks Amusement Ride Services of Palmetto, Fla. He said the ride should be dismantled and off the property in 10 days.

    There are still two amusement rides on the property remaining to be sold.

    The Delaware amusement park ceased operation in 2008.

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