Prairie Screamer Coaster comes to North Texas

Prairie Screamer at Prairie Playland — North Texas’ newest coaster — opened last month at Traders Village in Grand Prairie, TX.

This E&F Miler Industries Hi-Miler coaster was relocated from Scandia Amusement Park, in Ontario, CA, where it operated from 1995-2019. There, the coaster was known as the Scandia Screamer.

© Ric Turner

The coaster stands 90 feet tall and features an 80-foot drop, reaching a top speed of 50 mph along its 2,600-foot-long course.

The photos below show the coaster in its original home at Scandia Amusement Park:

When Scandia Amusement Park closed in 2019, the Trader’s Village outdoor market purchased the coaster in 2020. The coaster was disassembled and shipped to Texas to be reconstructed.

The coaster’s trains feature five cars, each seating two riders.

This is currently the only Hi-Miler 88-Foot Scandia in existence. It’s significantly larger than E&F Miller’s other “Hi-Miler” models, which are generally around or under 50 feet tall.

Have you ridden Prairie Screamer yet? Share your thoughts about the coaster in the comments section below.


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