New York Home To Oldest Roller Coaster In America
This weekend you have a chance to enjoy the amazing weather and take your family for a ride on the oldest continuous-running roller coaster in America.
The home of this roller coaster is located right in the middle of New York and is an easy drive to be part of history.
America's oldest and longest continuously running roller coaster is located in Rochester, New York at Seabreeze Amusement Park.
This small park is home to one of the oldest rollercoasters in the entire world, the Jackrabbit.
The Jackrabbit was first built in 1920 and has run every single year since then. It is the oldest continuous-running rollercoaster in the country and the 4th oldest rollercoaster in the county.
To keep the title of the oldest continuously running roller coaster, during the 2020 pandemic, several workers went into the park to run the coaster to keep the streak alive.
The Jackrabbit was built to work around the geography of the land around it. It has over 2000 feet of track and the first drop of the coaster is 75 feet. A tunnel was added to the track in 1928.
Seabreeze amusement park is currently open for the season but it is expected to be closing down soon with kids heading back to school and the weather getting colder and colder.
Currently, the Jack Rabbit is the fourth oldest operating roller coaster in the world and the second oldest in the United States. The oldest roller coaster, Leap-The-Dips in Altoona, Pennsylvania, was closed from 1985 to 1999.
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