Thunderbolt (Luna Park)

Roller coaster in the United States
Watch the on-ride POV
Luna Park
Location Brooklyn, New York, USA
Coordinates 40°34′24″N 73°58′56″W / 40.573205°N 73.982156°W / 40.573205; -73.982156
Status Operating since June 14, 2014
Cost $10,000,000 USD
Replaced Thunderbolt
Manufacturer Zamperla
Product Thunderbolt
Type Steel
Riders per train 9
Propulsion Vertical lift hill
Height 115 feet
Drop 112 feet
Top speed 65 mph
Length 2233 feet
Inversions 4
Drop angle 90°
Entrance to Thunderbolt.

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, a wooden roller coaster which opened in 1925, closed in 1982, and was demolished in 2000.


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



Orange track and white supports.

Ride experience

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 then a banked curve. The car then enters a dive loop that sends it back towards the station. The car travels through a corkscrew and over two airtime hills before hitting the brake run.


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