Check out this video of the new Thunderbolt roller coaster coming to Luna Park:
There’s a lot going on in this rides compact layout. First off, I really like the vertical lift idea. If you notice in the video, it looks like riders will get to start the ascent facing the ocean and then the cars will be turned around and placed on the track. That’s a pretty cool way to start the ride. Then the out and back layout with (what looks to be) three loops and airtime hills make for a pretty action-packed little ride.
I would’ve preferred a re-incarnated version of the old Thunderbolt, but a compact steel looper probably makes a lot more sense from a business standpoint. It’ll take up less space allowing room for more rides and it’ll be cheaper to maintain.
Learn more at Luna Park’s web site.
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