September 3, 2012 will be the last operating day for Hurricane, the S.D.C. roller coaster at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Hurricane will be dismantled starting after Labor Day and shipped to its new owner, Western Playland Amusement Park in New Mexico, this fall.
ACE Northern California members are scheduled to meet at the Boardwalk on August 26 to take a final ride on Hurricane. They will also receive a special briefing from Boardwalk staff about the new ride.
At the Boardwalk since 1992, Hurricane was a replacement for the JetStar coaster, which had operated in the Hurricane's location from 1972 to 1991. Earlier this year the Boardwalk announced that 2012 would be Hurricane's final season.
A new ride, scheduled to open in 2013, will be announced on August 27.