The Thunderbolt, new Coney Island roller coaster, by the numbers
For the first time since 1927, Coney Island is getting a new custom roller coaster.
Sitting in the same spot as the original wooden Thunderbolt, the new Thunderbolt is expected to open early June in Luna Park.
The ride begins with a 90-degree vertical drop and a 100-foot vertical loop, sending thrill-seekers through corkscrews, a zero-g roll and a heartline dive.
Here’s a look at the new coaster by the numbers:
Top speed: 55 miles per hour
Top Height: 115 feet
Coaster dimensions: 48 feet wide, 800 feet long
Feet of track: 2,233
Ride length: about two minutes
Cost to ride: $10
Cost to build: $9 million
Number of inversions: 5
Vertical g-force riders will feel: 5 (Apollo 16 reentry was a little more than 7 g)
How tall you must be to ride: 48 inches
Number of passengers: 27 (three cars, nine to a car and three riders to a row)
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