Coney Island Parachute Jump getting LED treatment

Posted Sunday, December 2, 2012 6:29 PM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

Zamperla USA – which runs Luna Park and other attractions – was selected to install 8,000 colored LED lights across the Parachute Jump that will be programmable for shows and special events with music.

Read more from The New York Post.

Monday, December 3, 2012 9:32 AM

Am I the only one who wonders if it is feasible (or even possible) to restore the Parachute Jump to working condition? Granted I am pretty sure any parts needed to do that would now likely have to be custom made.

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Monday, December 3, 2012 10:15 AM

That was investigated a few years back (maybe 5 or 6 now), and determined to be unfeasible. Might have been Intamin? Thinking the steel may no longer be able to support the weight and motion of riders.

A real bummer, because if you've ever seen video of the ride in operation, it was NOTHING like the parachutes we're used to seeing in parks - well, now just the one in NJ.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 1:28 PM

Yeah Intamin looked at it. Honestly, I'd rather see someone else try

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Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:39 PM

I don't follow. Parachute towers have been around for, what, 80 or 90 years now? It's a tried-and-true technology. Intamin couldn't possibly screw it up...

*coughShoottheRapidscough*

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