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Coney Island’s Luna Park To Get New Roller Coaster

Thunderbolt (credit: CBS 2)

Thunderbolt (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Coney Island is breaking ground on a new roller coaster.

The Thunderbolt will take riders on a vertical lift, a 115-foot vertical drop, then a 100-foot vertical loop and five inversions. It will be the first coaster to include a loop since 1910, except for a very short-lived one in the 1980s.

Riders will travel at speeds up to 55 miles per hour, CBS 2 reported.

Valerio Ferrari, president of Central Amusement International, said it will be Luna Park‘s “wow coaster.”

Ground will be broken during a ceremony on Monday.

Thunderbolt will be Luna Park’s fourth coaster. It’s slated to open May 22.

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