Blue Streak is a wooden roller coaster built in 1937 at Conneaut Lake Park in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania. It is the only wooden coaster operating in the park. Blue Streak follows an out and back design. It is the 17th oldest wooden roller coaster in the United States, and it is one of two shallow coasters designed by Ed Vettel and still operating. The second is The Cyclone at Lakeside Amusement Park in Denver, Colorado. This Blue Streak coaster however does not have a Sky Blue color on the coaster like the 1964 built Blue Streak at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio does. Their Blue Streak Coaster was named after the local high school's sports teams, the Sandusky Blue Streaks. This Blue Streak at [1 ] Conneaut Lake Park first opened in 1938.
History [ edit ]
The Blue Streak underwent major renovations in 1997, 2002, and 2010. In 2002 its original 1937 trains were brought back to replace the silver
National Amusement Devices trains used since the 1960s. As of the park opening in 2011, the Vettel trains are no longer used pending repairs and restraint updates.
The Blue Streak has been opened and closed many times. The dates are as follows,
Originally Opened: May 23, 1938
Closed: 1995 - 1996
Reopened: May 17, 1997
Closed: 2007 - September 1, 2010
Reopened: September 2, 2010
On June 24, 2010, the
American Coaster Enthusiasts donated a plaque that declared the Blue Streak a Coaster Classic and a Coaster Landmark. [3 ] [4 ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Roller coasters at Conneaut Lake Park
Toboggan Virginia Reel