A-Z Coaster of the Week: Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain

This week we take  you to the small lakeside park, Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana for one of the most unique wooden coasters ever built.

What is possibly one of the longest names (at least on my credit list) for a coaster, Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain once began as a small mine themed powered dark ride, but in 2002, it was completely renovated by Custom Coasters Inc to become the ride it is today. This was also the last project CCI fully completed before they went under later that year.


Using custom made trains by CCI, the 2 – 8 person trains holds 4 people per car, facing each other. Due to the unique “rough” track design, the ride does feel like an out of control mine train with sharp turns and oddly banked track. Using an elevator lift to take the train to the top of the coaster, riders are then taken around in and out of the mountain, around unexpected turns, then brought back inside for a quick stop before the “Fire in the Hole!” moment where you’re then released for the faster part of the ride. You can view the POV of the coaster below:

A little known fact, when Gravity Group was designing Twister at Grona Lund, they looked to Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain as inspiration since the Timberliner trains are able to handle sharper turns than traditional PTC trains could.

Share us any memories of riding this unique coaster below!