Dania’s “Hurricane” roller coaster, known as the tallest wooden amusement park ride in Florida, is coming down. The roller coaster was built with more than a million feet of lumber and 8 million pounds of concrete. It was opened to the public in 2000, offered thrilling rides to the community until 2013, closed and stood still on the side of the interstate ever since. The silenced 100-foot-tall timber sculpture is being demolished piece by piece in the next few weeks to make room for DANIA POINTE.
The 1.3 million-square-foot open air shopping center, multimillion development north of Stirling, will include major retail stores, restaurants, apartments, condos and offices, and at least one hotel with over 160 rooms. Dania Pointe will soon be one of the largest shopping centers in Broward County. It is anticipated to bring more than 4,000 construction jobs and as many permanent jobs to our boosting community.