Saturday, June 14, 2014

The New Thunderbolt Coaster Opens in Coney Island

© Luna Park
The wait is over, the brand new Thunderbolt roller coaster is officially open in Coney Island!  Riders were able to take a spin on the first custom designed coaster to open in decades in Coney Island starting this morning.

The Thunderbolt starts with a vertical lift and soon after that a vertical drop.  The individual trains, seating three across with three rows, head through a large vertical loop, heartline rolls, air-time hills, and other tricks during the ride.  The coaster represents a new style from manufacturer Zamperla and was designed to fit an extremely long, narrow plot of land.

To celebrate the opening, Luna Park has released a new point of view film of the ride:

Since the coaster just opened today there are only a few reviews coming in so far, but they all sound positive.  I can't wait to head over to Coney Island to take a ride myself.