Starliner in Storage September 15th, 2012!
Legoland the new owners of the old Cypress Gardens park decided to remove the Starliner roller coaster as it was felt the ride did not fit into there line up. The Ride Werks purchased the roller coaster in 2010 but were given only 25 days to remove the roller coaster. Ironically during the first move of the Starliner they were also given 3 weeks to remove the ride from its original location at Miracle Strip Amusement Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. The Starliner bents for the most part have been saved, the trains and most of the other mechanical equipment have also been saved. Currently the roller coasters structure is stacked, banded, labeled and under tarps on location. One other thing of interest that the owners are considering donating the old Starliner train to the National Roller Coaster Museum. So below are some photos of the train cars and some of the other equipment associated with the Starliner roller coaster in storage.