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Luna Park first opened in 1903 but was shut down because of an unfortunate fire. It later opened its doors the second time in the year 2010, occupying the same place where once the iconic Astroland Amusement park stood. The park is known for its iconic ride, "A Trip To The Moon" which is also an inspiration to the park's name as Luna is Latin for Moon. Some of the popular rides today, at the Luna Park are the Steeplechase, Thunderbolt, Boardwalk Flight, Sling Shot and the Soarin Eagle, all of these are high on adrenaline and surely not for the faint hearted. The park also has some moderate rides like Circus Coaster, Coney Island Sound, Lynn’s Trapeze and Watermania for those who aren't much of dare devils. The park does not charge an entry fee but has deals on cards and wristbands. Check website for additional information.
Coney Island Cyclone, famously known as the Cyclone, is a historic wooden roller coaster that opened on June 26, 1927 in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City. It was designed by leading coaster designer Vernon Keenan. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1991.
Ride away to an amazing world of fun and entertainment at Coney Island's Boardwalk. Right from tiny toddlers to their grandparents, everyone tries to get most of the battling cages, go-carting and other exciting thrills. For people who like to feel the adrenaline rush, you can head on for the famous roller-coaster ride at the Astroland Amusement Park. Easter and Labor Day are the most-awaited events where you can hog on Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and if thats not enough, participate in the annual hot dog eating contest for the true sporty spirit of Brooklyn. Let alone the kids, even grown-ups don't feel like returning home after this fun-filled experience!
Don't leave Coney Island without visiting the Coney Island Circus Sideshow. This ten-in-one circus sideshow is the last one of its kind in the country. Established in 1985 with the goal of keeping the American sideshow alive, you'll be thrilled (or repulsed) by fire eaters, sword swallowers, snake charmers, and contortionists. Witness unnatural and bizarre acts performed by freaks like hammering nails into their noses, eating bed of nail sandwiches and walking on glass! The 45-minute show runs continuously. There's a Freak bar and a small gift shop in the lobby. The Coney Island Circus Sideshow is also home to the world famous Sideshow School.
The peninsular region of Coney Island offers lofty stretches of sands and makes for a perfect place to head out in summers. Apart from the stunning views of the sea, a walk along the coast will also acquaint you with a number of recreational options ranging from sports facilities to amusement rides. The area is a popular tourist hangout and therefore, is replete with an excellent number of eateries for all tastes. Irrespective of whether you just want to chill out by the beach or have a blast, you're bound to have a good time here. A number of attractions are close by if you want to venture out.
Located within the fun promising Coney Island in Brooklyn, this now defunct amusement park ride was built in 1939. It was later moved to the Steeplechase Park amusement park where it ceased operation owing to the closure of the park. Though, the Parachute Jump is defunct, it has appeared in many movies.
Brighton Beach is less popular for sunbathers than the nearby Coney Island, although it is just a short eastward stroll away along the boardwalk. The neighborhood of the same name is traditionally home to a large population of Russian Jewish immigrants, making it a great destination to try traditional Russian foods. On this casual beach and on Coney Island as well, you do not need to be tanned and fit to feel at ease in a bathing suit.