Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Roller Coaster Promises Coney Island a Return of Thrills

New Roller Coaster Promises Coney Island a Return of Thrills - NYTimes.com

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Its 2,233 feet of track, rising 115 feet, will take shape next to the B&B Carousell, the antique merry-go-round that underwent an extensive restoration and reopened last summer. City officials said the roller coaster should be ready by Memorial Day.
The Thunderbolt will serve as a modern counterpoint to the Cyclone, the beloved, clattering, wooden roller coaster — and New York City landmark — that opened in 1927. It will feature three cars, each with a capacity of nine passengers.