Coney Island's Luna Park to get new roller coaster

Coney Island's Luna Park to get new roller coaster

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NEW YORK (AP) - Coney Island is breaking ground on a new roller coaster.

The Wall Street Journal says the Thunderbolt will take riders on a vertical lift, a 115-foot vertical drop, then a 100-foot vertical loop and five inversions.

It will be the first coaster to include a loop since 1910, except for a very short-lived one in the 1980s.

Valerio Ferrari, president of Central Amusement International, says it will be Luna Park's "wow coaster."

Ground will be broken during a ceremony on Monday.

Thunderbolt will be Luna Park's fourth coaster. It's slated to open May 22.

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