Fiesta Express

This tame coaster, which was built in 2004, is one of over a dozen Zamperla "Mini Mouse" coasters built in the first decade of the 2000s.   It is just 8 feet tall and 262 feet long.  After Cypress Gardens closed, it was listed for sale in early 2009 with an asking price of $140,000.  Later in the year, it arrived in Sea Isle City, New Jersey where it was the first roller coaster at Gillian's Funland.  The ride was moved 11 miles northeast and operated at Gillian's Wonderland Pier for the 2011 season.  In 2013, it opened at Austin's Park N Pizza near Austin, Texas.  The coaster retained the Fiesta Express name at all four amusement parks.

Joel A. Rogers riding the Fiesta Express roller coaster. Home Cypress Gardens Index         Previous Next

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