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March 25th, 2007

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10:49 am
Here's video of the Myrtle Beach Hurricane's lift hill, the last remnant of the ride, coming down.

The coaster's destruction itself doesn't bother me all that much; as I've said before, the minimal maintenance on the ride turned it into a dash down a washboard hill on a Radio Flyer, but there's a right-to-left pan near the beginning of this clip that pretty much shows the full ruins of the Myrtle Beach Pavilion.

Watching the entire steel lift hill structure buckle and twist and topple over was fascinating. Looking at a pile of rubble and thinking that a mere how many months ago there was an amusement park was sad.

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Date:March 25th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that pan got me too. Very sad. What a waste.
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Date:March 25th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
It makes me worry about Family Kingdom, which was always the "little brother" to the Pavilion park. The Swamp Fox is a damn fine coaster in its own right... I hope it stays for a long time.
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Date:March 25th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
It was like a camel, kneeling down to be unburdened. And then the last.

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Date:March 25th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
That's very evocative, and appropriate, almost -- I'd have rather strapped roller skates on a camel and ridden downhill than ride the Hurricane in its 2006 incarnation.

(In 2000, though, the Hurricane was fast, smooth, and fun.)
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Date:March 28th, 2007 10:06 am (UTC)
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Date:March 28th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Rocky Point's long-gone. And what with the whole "asbestos removal" thing going on, perhaps it's for the best.

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