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.READ MORE: Law Enforcement: Suspect Arrested In Killing Of New Rochelle Taxi Driver Was Wanted For Crimes In Multiple States
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.”READ MORE: Report: NYC School Attendance Rates Among Students Living In Shelters Much Lower Than Permanently Housed Peers
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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