Celebrating 10 Years of Thunderbolt Thrills!


  • Luna Park set to donate a total of $25,000 to 10 local charities competing in the thrilling Thunderbolt 10th Anniversary Coasterthon with winning charity receiving a $10,000 donation
  • Guests can help support their charity of choice by “joining” charity teams
  • Live entertainment and festivities throughout the day culminating in firework display in celebration of the Thunderbolt
  • The First 100 riders on the Thunderbolt ride free


 Luna Park in Coney Island, New York City’s destination for amusement and thrills, is preparing to celebrate 10 years of the iconic Thunderbolt roller coaster with the Thunderbolt 10th Anniversary Coasterthon. As the first-ever steel roller coaster in New York City, the Thunderbolt has been the ultimate attraction for high thrills at Luna Park since it was introduced in 2014. In celebration of this milestone, Luna Park will host a charity Coasterthon on Friday, June 14, 2024, from 11 AM to 1 PM.  10 non-profit organizations will ride all eight of Luna Park’s roller coasters, marathon-style, to raise funds and awareness for their respective missions.

“We are thrilled to Celebrate 10 years of the revolutionary Thunderbolt, the 1st major custom built steel coaster in NYC with the Thunderbolt 10th Anniversary Charity Coasterthon,” said Alessandro Zamperla, President and CEO of Central Amusement International, Inc. “We are excited to continue to leverage our unique resources, skills, talents to support our community, bringing positive, and meaningful impact to South Brooklyn and beyond.”

As part of the Coasterthon, each participating organization will form a team of three riders and have two hours to ride Luna Park’s eight roller coasters, including the Thunderbolt, the historic Coney Island Cyclone, Tony’s Express, Steeplechase, Soarin’ Eagle, Circus Coaster, The Tickler, and Mini Mouse, as many times as possible. Guests can get in on the action by signing up to join the team of a charity that resonates with them and have their rides counted toward that charity’s total rides.

The charity with the most roller coaster rides at the end of the 2-hour event will receive a donation of $10,000. The second-place finisher will receive a donation of $5,000, and the third-place finisher will receive a donation of $3,000. The remaining seven organizations will each receive a donation of $1,000.

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