While it's always (or at least usually) a bit sad to see a roller coaster leave a park, it's always easier to take when news of a replacement coaster is already on the table. Such is the situation at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, which has announced that the Hurricane, the park's 1992 S.D.C. steel roller coaster, is for sale.
Not to worry, though, as the park is also already saying that they're planning a replacement coaster for 2013. No details have been published, but some comments made by the park seem to imply that it'll fit in perfect with the Boardwalk atmosphere.
There's quite a market for compact steel coasters right now, so the possibilities for the new coaster are vast. Everything from a spinning mouse style ride, to a compact Euro-Fighter could call the park home.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk says they will announce their plans for the new ride later this Summer.