New Thunderdbolt Roller Coaster Rendering Video Released
Lauren Elkies Schram March 17, 2014, 2:57 p.m.
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.
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.