Blue Streak (Conneaut Lake)
The ride at the top of the drop.
|Conneaut Lake Park|
|Opening date||May 23, 1937|
|Model||Out and Back roller coaster|
|Height||87 ft (27 m)|
|Drop||79 ft (24 m)|
|Length||2,900 ft (880 m)|
|Speed||51 mph (82 km/h)|
|Capacity||1600 riders per hour|
|Blue Streak at RCDB
Pictures of Blue Streak at RCDB
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 the 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
The current system used is the ticket system. The cost is 3 tickets, each ticket costing $1.00. $1.00 X 3= $3.00. Unlimited rides on the Blue Streak are included with Conneaut's season pass. The height restriction with or without an adult is 48".
The Blue Streak underwent major renovations in 1997, and in 2002 its original 1937 trains were brought back to replace the silver 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 Park is currently running one of two sets of their National Amusement Devices trains.
The Blue Streak has been opened and closed many times. The dates are as follows,
- Originally opened ~1938
- Closed ~1995-1996
- Re-Opened ~May 17, 1997
- Closed ~2007-September 1, 2010
- Re-Opened ~September 2, 2010
- Closed ~July 2011
- Re-Opened ~July 23, 2011 weekend