|Published:||Aug 23, 2013 5:27 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 23, 2013 5:27 PM EDT|
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott stopped by the Daytona Beach Boardwalk to christen a new roller coaster but declined to take a ride.
Scott attended the official opening of the Sand Blaster on Friday. When asked if he wanted to try it out, Scott - who was wearing a dress shirt and tie - said maybe next time.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://goo.gl/ojbpWL ) reports that the roller coaster actually started carrying riders Aug. 2, after getting approval from state inspectors.
The coaster's owners bought the 40-year-old, 85-foot-tall ride from a closed amusement park in Delaware at the beginning of 2012. Co-owner Ed Kennedy says the ride will run year-round and should be sturdy enough to withstand any hurricanes.
Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com
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