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Looks like Covid pushed the expansion back a year....


https://www.thecity.nyc/brooklyn/202...remain-beached

Old Coney Island Amusements Set to Whirl Again Even as New Rides Remain Beached





BY GABRIEL SANDOVAL AND CLIFFORD MICHEL
APR 6, 2021


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When Coney Island’s world-famous amusement rides reopen Friday, crowds of tourists and New Yorkers are expected to hop on for the first time since the pandemic shuttered businesses along Brooklyn’s historic boardwalk last spring.

But notably missing from the beachfront People’s Playground are several attractions originally scheduled for completion up to two years ago — including a new log flume water ride, an arcade, a public plaza with a food court and an “adventure park” with a rope course.

And they’re all still at least a year away.

The city’s Economic Development Corporation announced in 2018 the selection of Central Amusement International, the owner of Coney Island’s Luna Park, to expand the amusement district by 150,000 square feet on city-owned property. That would increase the district by 50%, to 450,000 square feet.

The adventure park was supposed to open in 2019, with the water ride expected a year later. But pandemic shutdowns nixed any hope of the expansion materializing during the 2020 season — a lost year that should have included celebration of the 100th anniversary of Deno’s Wonder Wheel.

The EDC doesn’t anticipate the new attractions to be ready until the 2022 season, according to a spokesperson.


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Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park also reopens Friday, with tickets honored for up to two hours sold online in advance.

As part of a belated 100th birthday celebration, Deno’s will give free rides to 100 front-line workers, Bklyner reported.

This summer is also expected to bring the debut of Phoenix, a new roller coaster that will stand 68 feet tall and reach speeds of up to 34 mph, according to the Alliance for Coney Island.

Deno’s’ and Luna Park’s main gates will be closed to prevent passersby without tickets from wandering around to look at the rides.


Didn't know Deno's was expecting another attraction. Good for them.



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PHOENIX Family Thrill Roller Coaster rising at Deno’s for 2021 Season.









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that new coaster at deno's, while obviously not a high-octane thrill ride, looks fun.

i love the fact that coney island somehow survived its dark ages and is now seeing significant investment in its amusement parks once again.

the US doesn't really have a whole lot in the way of urban amusement parks left.
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that new coaster at deno's, while obviously not a high-octane thrill ride, looks fun.

i love the fact that coney island somehow survived its dark ages and is now seeing significant investment in its amusement parks once again.

the US doesn't really have a whole lot in the way of urban amusement parks left.

It really has come a long way since Astroland closed. They've added a few more attractions every year, and people who haven't been there in years are always surprised at what they find. It's a genuinely fun place to visit, far from the years when people though of just crime.

They've also been building a lot of housing on some of the empty lots, and that will continue. What will really turn the corner for CI though is when they start to build the indoor amusements.



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https://lunaparknyc.com/luna-park-in...ew-ride-names/

LUNA PARK IN CONEY ISLAND PAYS HOMAGE TO FAMILY ROOTS WITH NEW RIDE NAMES


April 21, 2022


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With a highly anticipated season ahead, iconic amusement park, Luna Park in Coney Island is thrilled to announce the official names of its brand-new attractions officially opening this Summer.

Making its global debut, the new roller coaster, custom made for Coney Island, will be named “Tony’s Express,” and the bespoke log flume ride will be known as “Leti’s Treasure,” the Zamperla family – owners of Central Amusement International Inc. (“CAI”) and Luna Park in Coney Island – and their legacy of five generations in the amusement industry.
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Tony’s Express and Leti’s Treasure are set to be intertwined rides created to provide guests with a unique experience that showcases innovation and the rich heritage of Coney Island.

The vehicles and the boats design pay homage to Coney Island’s historic attractions Switchback Railway and The Chutes while the illuminated station house, archways, and tracks reestablishes Luna Park as “The Electric Eden.”

The integrated rides represent a unique marriage of experiences and pay tribute to CAI’s President and CEO, Alessandro Zamperla’s grandparents, the late Antonio and Letizia Zamperla.
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Tony’s Express is a family friendly coaster that will bend and curve around Leti’s Treasure at more than 40 mph with more than 1200 exhilarating feet of track, comprised of two enchanting trains equipped with ADA access. Leti’s Treasure is a massive log flume that will operate with 12 flume boats seating up to six guests at a time, lifting riders up to 40 feet in the air and providing a semi-circle panoramic view of Coney Island’s shoreline, before plunging down to a speed of over 35mph for a big splash.

In addition to the roller coaster and log flume ride, Luna Park will also unveil the 50-foot custom designed Sky Chaser Ropes Course and pedestrian plazas as part of its 2022 expansion, where the park is developing 5 acres along the Coney Island Boardwalk and Surf Avenue. The historic expansion will increase Luna Park in Coney Island’s size by 50% and will activate areas in Coney Island that had been vacant for over 40 years. The expansion will be the newest asset to the Coney Island Amusement District and is set to create an additional 100 jobs and increase visitorship in South Brooklyn.
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