April 22, 2011
Coney Island Roller Coasters - First Ones In 80 Years
They will be replacing ones that are over 80 years old. The city is citing ramshackle conditions of some older roller coasters, that are beyond repair. New York will be spending $150 million on the Coney Island improvements.
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April 21, 2011
'Scream Zone' Opens, Joining Luna Park in Coney Island
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Central Amusement International Wednesday opened “Scream Zone,” a new amusement park in Coney Island featuring four cutting-edge thrill rides that will operate alongside the year-old Luna Park.
The amusement parks, both o... Read More »
March 12, 2011
New Coney Island Park Builds Rides. Seeks Workers
The hammers are pounding and the drills are punching as construction crews erect Coney Island's newest roller coaster, the Soaring Eagle. So far, 1,200 feet of track have been installed and workers are racing to put up another 1,200 feet or so.
Opening... Read More »
January 21, 2011
Luna Park Developer Takes Over Cyclone Operations
Thrill seekers have been coming to ride the Cyclone for decades. Now as the landmark coaster gets ready to mark its 80th anniversary this year, it'll have a new operator – Zamperla, the same Italian ride manufacturing company and developer of Coney Island... Read More »
January 19, 2011
Big Kid's Coney Island Breaks Ground
Last summer saw some of the highest attendance at Coney Island in decades, thanks in large part to the reopened Luna Park. Now, the city and Italian amusement operatorZamperla are hoping to reach new heights with two rollercoasters and a slew of other thr... Read More »