Historic Pa. roller coaster, Blue Streak, reopens

CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa. (AP) - September 3, 2010

The Blue Streak (American Coaster Enthusiasts listing for Blue Streak) at Conneaut Lake Park has been idle since 2006, though the 118-year-old park remains open despite financial problems in recent years. Built in 1938, the Blue Streak is one of two Ed Vettel-designed coasters that are still standing.

The Pepsi Refresh Project is giving the park $50,000 after online voters picked it to receive assistance as an "arts and culture" project.

Park patrons will pay $3 beyond their admission fee to ride the coaster, with the extra money also earmarked for restoring the coaster.

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