18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Thunderbolt, Coney Island

The Thunderbolt was a wooden roller coaster located at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. Designed by John Miller, it operated from 1925 until 1982 and remained standing until it was demolished in 2000 In June 2013, it was announced that a new steel roller coaster would be constructed on Coney Island named the Thunderbolt. The steel coaster opened in 2014 and uses a completely different design.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5i
Copyright: © Stephanie Gilman