05/02/2011 09:49 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Scream Zone Open On Coney Island (VIDEO)

Coney Island's new Steeplechase roller coaster has all the fun of horse racing, without the animal cruelty.

Jockeys experience a 0 to 40 mile-per-hour acceleration in less than two seconds, followed by "turns and dips" as they race toward the finish line. Gothamist points out that "all that metal and safety inspection will never match the terrifying sensation of the Cyclone swaying and creaking underneath you."

Steeplechase is just one of the rides featured at Coney Island's newly opened Scream Zone theme park.

WATCH as Steeplechase riders jockey for position: