New Thunderdbolt Roller Coaster Rendering Video Released


Zamperla S.p.A., the builder of the Thunderbolt roller coaster in Coney Island, has released a new rendering video showing where each inversion is along the two-minute ride, which will travel 55 miles per hour.

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As Commercial Observer previously reported, the Thunderbolt broke ground on March 10. Construction commenced the following day. The roller coaster is being built on city-owned property adjacent to the boardwalk in Luna Park, and it will be the first roller coaster in the area since 1910 to send riders upside-down in a vertical loop.

When it opens on Memorial Day weekend, it will be a steel incarnation of the original wooden Thunderbolt which operated at the site from the 1920s through the 1980s.