Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:54 am

You did get a bit unlucky with the late Spring Break this year. Great Adventure and Luna Park are both opening later than normal.

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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:55 am

Assuming you know this but Great Adventure opens April 1st. Can you extend your trip into the weekend?

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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:48 pm

So today Gencx24 and I decided to take a quick trip into Brooklyn for some rides on Cyclone and Thunderbolt. With no traffic Coney Island is about a 15 minute ride from where we live. It was a beautiful day so we figured why the hell not, it was also an excuse to head to the L&B for the best Sicilian slice in the world.

We arrived at Luna Park for opening and there was a moderate crowd at the park but no waits for the coasters. We rode each coaster twice for the cheap price of 40 dollars. Cyclone was running like a dream as usual, the airtime in the back seats were incredible as we were tossed over each hill. This coaster continues to deliever, even at its age. Now I know most people on here are not very fond of the Thunderbolt and I was part of that crowd the year it opened, but I must say it has grown on me majorily since. In the front it is a very, fun, forceful coaster. You just need to lean into the elements so you aren't thrown around like a car crash. My one complaint with today was the seating policy on both coasters, it was an empty day and the operators still wouldn't let us pick our seats, but it is what it is, this minor hiccup did not put a blemish on the day.

On our second ride of Cyclone as we were seated, Nick noticed a familiar face. ConeyIslandChris was living up to his namesake taking a spin on the Cyclone. After we exited the ride we met up with him for a quick chat. Overall it was a fun day to end my spring break on as the reality of work sinks in tomorrow.
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Ahh there she is, one of my favorite landmarks in this city we call home.
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I really like the post card look of this filter.
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New ticket design
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90 years of airtime.
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Wonder Wheel
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A look down the bordwalk. I hope Zamperla will add a drop tower to the park one day.
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I don' remember this being there last year but I like it.
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Endeavor. I would probably pass away on this.
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The Bolt doing its thing.
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Thunderbolt card
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A different look at Thunderbolt. Does anyone know whats going in the big empty lot next door?
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This turnaround is one of the more intense elements I've ridden.
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The original. We've come a long way from hotdogs being 5 cents.
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The nerve Burger King has putting that next to Nathan's.
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More Cyclone.
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Being from New York and being of Italian decent I can safely say L&B has the title of best Sicilian slice on planet earth.
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Garlic crust, sauce on top and cheese underneath. Perfection.
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Gotta top it off with some Spumoni. Thanks for reading!
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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:54 pm

Great update! I'm also a fan of Thunderbolt. We rode it last fall during a thunderstorm (which I assume was part of the theming) and I don't understand any of the hate this ride gets. We found it to be a lot of fun and perfectly smooth.

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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:56 pm

I rarely eat Sicilian pizza, but when I do I prefer L&B Spumoni Gardens.
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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:56 pm

coasterbill wrote:Great update! I'm also a fan of Thunderbolt. We rode it last fall during a thunderstorm (which I assume was part of the theming) and I don't understand any of the hate this ride gets. We found it to be a lot of fun and perfectly smooth.


Its a extremely forceful ride, the first airtime hill out of the turnaround is nuts.
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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:04 pm

larrygator wrote:I rarely eat Sicilian pizza, but when I do I prefer L&B Spumoni Gardens.


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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby redfoot12 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:14 pm

Jcoaster wrote:
coasterbill wrote:Great update! I'm also a fan of Thunderbolt. We rode it last fall during a thunderstorm (which I assume was part of the theming) and I don't understand any of the hate this ride gets. We found it to be a lot of fun and perfectly smooth.


Its a extremely forceful ride, the first airtime hill out of the turnaround is nuts.

I may have missed this but were there any adjustments made to Thunderbolt after its opening year? I remember most of the people from the mini-East Coast trip in 2014 were not fans.
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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby snapfordakids » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:16 pm

I agree with the Thunderbolt love.
Speaking of the turnaround element... I'm wondering if Zamperla actually ever created a name for this element? RCDB just list it as a Dive Loop but it's oh so much more than a typical DL.

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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:23 pm

It looks like a mini dive loop. The forces crush you into your seat and then it sends you flying with that first airtime hill.
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