Luna Park breaks ground on new roller coaster, the Thunderbolt, on Coney Island

Luna Park broke ground on the Thunderbolt, the newest roller coaster that will soon open at Coney Island. The Thunderbolt is named after the original

The new attraction is expected to open Memorial Day Weekend.

The new attraction is expected to open Memorial Day Weekend. (3/10/14)

CONEY ISLAND - Luna Park broke ground on the Thunderbolt, the newest roller coaster that will soon open at Coney Island.

The Thunderbolt is named after the original roller coaster that was on Coney Island from 1925 until 1982. It was dismantled in 2000.

The Thunderbolt will be the fourth roller coaster at Coney Island. It will feature a vertical lift of 115 feet and five loops.

Construction is expected to finish in time for the Thunderbolt to open for Memorial Day weekend.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 1 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what old TV 2 Word on the Street: Old TV shows
3 Activists push women's rights with double entendre
Brooklyn nail salon makes its own unique nail 4 Brooklyn Style: k2 Nail Salon
Brooklyn Sportscast - 12/10 5 Brooklyn Sportscast - 12/10

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE