Blue Streak (Conneaut Lake Park)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Blue Streak
Conneaut Lake Park
Location Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Defunct
Operated July 4, 1938 to 2019
Statistics
Manufacturer Edward A. Vettel
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 78 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 2900 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:20
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Edward A. Vettel (1938-1960s)
National Amusement Devices (1960s-2002)
Edward A. Vettel (2002-2009)
Edward A. Vettel & National Amusement Devices (2010-present)
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Blue Streak was a wooden roller coaster located at Conneaut Lake Park in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, USA. It was the world's 17th oldest roller coaster.

History

Blue Streak opened on July 3, 1938.

The ride would be closed from 1995 to 1996. It reopened on May 17, 1997.

Conneaut Lake Park was closed after the 2006 season and sat abandoned until 2009. Blue Streak wouldn't reopen until September 2, 2010.[1]

Blue Streak and Conneaut Lake Park both did not operate at all in 2020. While the park reopened in 2021, Blue Streak remained closed, as repairs were needed for it to further operate.[2] On January 4, 2022, when Blue Streak's demolition had started, the coaster was partially destroyed by fire after a controlled burn nearby became out-of-hand.[3] Firefighters safely extinguished the fire. The rest of the coaster was demolished.

Design

Elements

Trains

Single train with 3 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 18 riders per train.

Images

References

  1. "Historic Blue Streak coaster reopens at Conneaut Lake".
  2. Krepps, Owen (2021-07-05). "Reinvented, rejuvenated, and restored Conneaut Lake Park set to open for the season". The Titusville Herald. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
  3. "Conneaut Lake Park's Blue Streak Catches Fire".

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