Day 1260

The Thunderbolt

June 12th, 2015

Opened in June 2014, the Thunderbolt replaced a roller coaster of the same name that operated here in Coney Island from 1925 to 1982. You can take a virtual ride on the new Thunderbolt here.

Standing beneath the original Thunderbolt was a large house (photo) — a former hotel — occupied by the family that owned the roller coaster. The house was briefly but memorably featured in the movie Annie Hall as the childhood home of Woody Allen's character, Alvy.

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