Thunderbolt (Luna Park)

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roller coaster
Luna Park
Location Brooklyn, New York, USA
Status Operating since June 14, 2014
Cost $10,000,000 USD
Manufacturer Zamperla
Type Steel
Model / product Thunderbolt
Riders per train 9
Propulsion Vertical lift hill
Height115 feet
Drop112 feet
Top speed65 mph
Length2234 feet
Steepest drop90°

Thunderbolt is a steel roller coaster located at Luna Park in Brooklyn, New York, USA. The ride was built by Zamperla and features four inversions. It is situated on the plot of the former Thunderbolt, which was demolished in 2000.

History[edit | edit source]

Thunderbolt opened on June 14, 2014. Shortly after opening, a trim brake was added after the first airtime hill.

Design[edit | edit source]


Orange track and white supports.

Ride experience[edit | edit source]

The ride begins with a vertical lift hill. After cresting the hill, riders descend a vertical drop and straight into a large vertical loop. The car then enters a zero-g roll, followed by a stengel dive and a banked curve. The car then enters a dive loop that sends it back towards the station. The car travels through the corkscrew and over two airtime hills before hitting the brake run.

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 cars. Riders are arranged 3 across in 3 rows for a total of 9 riders per car.