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    Visitors ride the Galaxy roller coaster Thursday in Old Orchard Beach. The Italian-made, steel roller coaster, which has provided thrills for visitors to Palace Playland for 20 years, will soon be replaced by a larger roller coaster.

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    A car on the Galaxy approaches the first drop. The Galaxy's cars will stop rolling after this weekend.

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    Christopher Nebab of Old Bridge, N.J., rides the Galaxy with his children Jessica, 11, and C.J., 7, on Thursday.

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    Christopher Nebab takes the plunge on the Galaxy with his children, Jessica, 11, and C.J., 7, on Thursday.

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    Palace Playland's owners, Joel Golder, left, and his son Paul Golder plan to replace the Galaxy roller coaster with a larger ride as part of a $4 million expansion.

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    Serxhio Dushi secures Hannah Sloma, 7, and her brother Levi, 5, of West Paris into a car as they get ready for a ride on the Galaxy on Thursday.

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    Giovana Blackherms, 10, of Bridgewater, Mass., holds on tight as she rides the Galaxy on Friday – the beginning of the last weekend for the Palace Playland ride.

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    Visitors take a spin on the Galaxy in Old Orchard Beach on Friday.

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    Visitors get a thrill the Galaxy in Old Orchard Beach on Friday.

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    The Galaxy has been a cornerstone of New England’s only beachfront amusement park for 20 years.

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    The Galaxy will be dismantled this fall and Palace Playland's new roller coaster will be installed during the winter.

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