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Rendering of new Thunderbolt Roller Coaster. (credit: NYCEDC)

Thrill Seekers Head To Coney Island For Opening Of New ‘Thunderbolt’ Roller Coaster

The ceremony began with a ribbon cutting at Luna Park, where the new ride replaced the original wooden Thunderbolt.

06/14/2014

Thrill seekers enjoy a day at Luna Park on its 2014 opening day April 13. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Wet Weather Puts Small Damper On Memorial Day Outings

Coney Island was among the many local beaches and boardwalks that was open for business this Memorial Day Weekend.

05/24/2014

Thunderbolt (credit: CBS 2)

Coney Island’s Luna Park To Get 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.

03/10/2014

Rendering of new Thunderbolt Roller Coaster. (credit: NYCEDC)

New Roller Coaster Slated To Open On Coney Island

The Thunderbolt will be 125 feet tall and will reach speeds of 65 mph, according to the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

06/11/2013

New York City Buys Historic Coney Island Tract

Former Coney Island Roller Coaster Site For Sale

The former 3-acre site of a roller coaster at Coney Island is back on the market.

03/04/2011