CONEY ISLAND HUGE RENOVATION

CONEY ISLAND HUGE RENOVATION

Post by MENTY3 » Tue, 19 Aug 1997 04:00:00


coney island has proposed an enormous 150,000,000  dollar renovation

it said in newsweek

 
 
 

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Post by Richard Bonn » Wed, 20 Aug 1997 04:00:00

: coney island has proposed an enormous 150,000,000  dollar renovation

: it said in newsweek

***  I had read or heard somewhere that some New York City group or
council felt it was part of the city's heritage and wanted to restore it.
They spent quite a bit a few years back to refurbish the boardwalk. I hope
this turns out to ge true.

   Rumour says that someone wants to restore the parachute tower, complete
with it's "Lifesavers" billboard. I hope that the same person wants to
restore The "Thunderbolt" as well! (-:  I rode this coaster when I was
little. It was my favourite of the 5 (?) coasters that were there at
the time - even more than The "Cyclone".

                                  Richard Bonner

                                Managing Director:
                        The Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada
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Post by Jeff Merri » Fri, 22 Aug 1997 04:00:00

This is sort of old news.  Several years ago a developer was planning to
rebuild Steeplechase park, which was on the vacant land by the parachute
tower and Thunderbolt.  They were supposed to re-activate the parachute
tower as part of the project.  It still has not happened because they
could not get financing.

When I read the same piece in Newsweek, I just assumed this was what
they were referring to.  Unfortunately the article  provided no details.
It was a tiny part of a larger article about how NYC is a nicer place to
live than it used to be.

 
 
 

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Post by Richard A. Alle » Thu, 28 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I hope that the same person wants to
> restore The "Thunderbolt" as well! (-:  I rode this coaster when I was
> little. It was my favourite of the 5 (?) coasters that were there at
> the time - even more than The "Cyclone".

> I also rode the Thunderbolt at Coney!  It was a great ride, but now where
> as intense as the great Cyclone

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When I was last at Astroland a month ago, I saw collection boxes to help
the Thunderbolt.  Does this mean they're trying to bring it back or just
do something stupid and repaint it.  D.J. Gallup
 
 
 

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Post by Christian Luch » Thu, 28 Aug 1997 04:00:00

I would love it if they brought back the Coney Island Thunderbolt. But
one of the regulars on RRC said he had personally inspected it and it
was too far gone to be renovated. Maybe they'll rebuild it from the
ground up!

Chris.

Quote:

> -----------------
> When I was last at Astroland a month ago, I saw collection boxes to help
> the Thunderbolt.  Does this mean they're trying to bring it back or just
> do something stupid and repaint it.  D.J. Gallup

 
 
 

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Post by Shawn Mamr » Fri, 29 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>When I was last at Astroland a month ago, I saw collection boxes to help
>the Thunderbolt.  Does this mean they're trying to bring it back or just
>do something stupid and repaint it.  D.J. Gallup

Though I hate to say it, I can't help but wonder if those collection
boxes are legit...  it *is* New York City, after all.  Also, I was
under the impression that Astroland doesn't own the Thunderbolt, or
the property it stands on.

Maybe I'm wrong, and I'm hoping I am - I'd love to see some sort of
preservation effort going on for the T-bolt, or any other SBNO - but
you'd think we'd have heard something about it if that were the case,
right?

I'd talk to the folks at Astroland first before dropping $$$ in those
boxes.  Or if anyone else can confirm that these are legit, please
speak up...

-Shawn Mamros

 
 
 

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Post by NOSPAMMER » Sat, 30 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Never mind New York!  People all over try to collect money in various
scams.  Living in Boston, I'm constantly barraged by people on the
street supposedly collecting for the AIDS walk or the Walk for Hunger or
the AIDS Bike Ride or the *** Cancer Walk.  When asked who to write
the check out to, they ALL answer that the organization would prefer
cash.  Of course, the brochures for most of these fundraisers explicitly
say that they'd prefer checks!  (Can you guess why?)

So, if people are willing to scam off of people with AIDS and ***
cancer (I guess they can qualify for the proceeds of the Walk for
Hunger), I wouldn't be at all surprised if people pulled this kind of
scam for the Thunderbolt!


Quote:

>>When I was last at Astroland a month ago, I saw collection boxes to help
>>the Thunderbolt.  Does this mean they're trying to bring it back or just
>>do something stupid and repaint it.  D.J. Gallup

>Though I hate to say it, I can't help but wonder if those collection
>boxes are legit...  it *is* New York City, after all.  Also, I was
>under the impression that Astroland doesn't own the Thunderbolt, or
>the property it stands on.

>Maybe I'm wrong, and I'm hoping I am - I'd love to see some sort of
>preservation effort going on for the T-bolt, or any other SBNO - but
>you'd think we'd have heard something about it if that were the case,
>right?

>I'd talk to the folks at Astroland first before dropping $$$ in those
>boxes.  Or if anyone else can confirm that these are legit, please
>speak up...

>-Shawn Mamros



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Post by Richard Bonn » Wed, 03 Sep 1997 04:00:00

: >
: > I hope that the same person wants to
: > restore The "Thunderbolt" as well! (-:  I rode this coaster when I was
: > little. It was my favourite of the 5 (?) coasters that were there at
: > the time - even more than The "Cyclone".
: >
: > I also rode the Thunderbolt at Coney!  It was a great ride, but no where
: > as intense as the great Cyclone.

***   Yes, that's true. I guess I just found the "Thunderbolt" a more fun
ride. I rode it more than any of the other coasters at the time and even
have pictures taken by my father of myself in front of the lift hill and a
shot of me in the front seat while I was riding.

                                  Richard Bonner

                                Managing Director:
                        The Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada
                   http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~ak621/CEC/CEC.html

 
 
 

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Post by ZEPHCLO » Wed, 03 Sep 1997 04:00:00

well Richard Bonner,
that is a wonderful picture to have! I have some great shots of me on some
great coasters  that I really loved and now miss so much!
Lets preserve the classics that are left!!!!!!

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