ARNOLDS PARK — A northeast Iowa amusement park has reopened a historic roller coaster after a $250,000 rehabilitation of the attraction.
The Legend Roller Coaster roared back to life Saturday at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park, overlooking Lake Okoboji.
Crews spent eight months on the quarter-million-dollar renovation of the 1927 roller coaster. The park said it’s the 13th-oldest operating wooden roller coaster in the country.
Workers replaced wood supports, raised low points in the track and made repairs to concrete footings.
Mike May of Spirit Lake got an early ride on Thursday. May, 68, has been riding the coaster since he was 15, and said the ride is now much smoother.