ACE Roller Coaster Landmark Blue Streak Catches Fire
Conneaut Lake Park’s Blue Streak wooden roller coaster caught fire earlier today as it was being removed. The coaster was recognized by American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark, a designation reserved for rides of historical significance.
The coaster hasn’t operated since 2019 and was in the process of being disassembled. Pictures of the damages to Blue Streak were posted by several Twitter users. Luckily, no injuries have been reported at this time.
Conneaut Lake Park had a massive fire break out today, the blue streak looks to have been destroyed. Sad. pic.twitter.com/KbFwvwYrEK
— Coaster Freakz (@CoasterFreakz) January 4, 2022
Opened in 1938, Conneaut Lake Park’s Blue Streak was 2,900 feet long and had a height of 78 feet.
Update: The park has released a statement this evening stating that the fires were intentional and part of the demolition process of Blue Streak. The statement is below:
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