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Coney Island's Latest Thrill Ride

What moves at speeds of 65 mph, dwells by the water, is 125-feet-tall and stops the hearts of all who encounter it? Luna Park's new Thunderbolt Roller Coaster in Coney Island.

What moves at speeds of 65 mph, dwells by the water, is 125-feet-tall and stops the hearts of all who encounter it? No, it’s not Godzilla. We’re talking the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster, a thrilling new addition to Luna Park, the iconic amusement park in Coney Island (1000 Surf Ave., btw W. 8th & W. 12th sts., Brooklyn, 718.373.5862). It’s a new take on the Cyclone, which debuted in 1927—but this time made of steel, not wood. Whew.