The Thunderbolt

Brooklyn – Coney Island

The Thunderbolt

W. 16th St. and the Boardwalk
Brooklyn, NY 11224

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The first custom-built roller coaster to be constructed in Coney Island since the Cyclone back in 1927, the 125-foot-tall Thunderbolt—featuring 2,000 feet of steel track, a 100-foot loop, a corkscrew and a zero-gravity roll—is a modern spin on the classic Coney Island coaster of the same name. It occupies the same patch of turf next to the Boardwalk as the first Thunderbolt—the twisty, turny wooden roller coaster immortalized in the film Annie Hall. The original was shut down in 1982, after nearly 60 years of operation, and demolished in 2000.

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