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New York's Coney Island opens new Thunderbolt rollercoaster

June 15, 2014

New York, Jun 15 (EFE).- The amusement park in New York'sConey Island is now home to the new Thunderbolt rollercoaster, whose creators hope will be an exciting draw for the thousands of people who flock to the barrier island each year.

The new steel Thunderbolt takes the name of a massive wooden rollercoaster that operated on the same site in Brooklyn until 2000.

The original "Thunderbolt," which operated from 1925 to 1982 and was immortalized in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall," has been replaced by a steel giant that takes thrillseekers on a two-minute ride that features a vertical drop.

The $9 million ride, which opened on Saturday, is part of an effort to revitalize an area that has deteriorated in recent decades and was pounded by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Coney Island continues to attract visitors, who enjoy the Wonder Wheel, which opened in 1920, and the Cyclone, a wooden rollercoaster that has thrilled riders since 1927. EFE


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Source: EFE Ingles

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