Coney Island's Luna Park will debut Memorial Day weekend with 19 new rides

Posted Monday, April 26, 2010 12:11 PM | Contributed by Jeff

It's now a drab construction site dotted with piles of dirt - but by Memorial Day weekend, a gleaming new amusement park will rise in Coney Island where Astroland once stood. Visitors will find 19 new rides, with highlights that include a spinning roller coaster dubbed the Tickler, an airplane ride that will have thrill-seekers "doing corkscrews in jets," a giant swinging pendulum and a log flume with a steep, watery plunge.

Read more from The NY Daily News.

Monday, April 26, 2010 3:52 PM

Wonder if the former Astroland owners are taking down the sky tower or what. I'd love to see it operating so I could get some photos from it (I was too scared on the Wonder Wheel to take pics).

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Monday, April 26, 2010 4:16 PM

I didn't think the coaster was supposed to open with the park. I see from the video that it looks like at least 3 coasters are planned including a Volare pain machine.

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Monday, April 26, 2010 5:36 PM

The former Astrotower will not be operational for 2010. Zamperla is investigating having the ride reopen for the 2011 season - it needs a lot of work.

Only 2 coasters will open on the Astroland lot for 2010 - a large kiddy coaster and a spinning mouse. Rumour of a Volare for 2011 has definitely been floating out there along with the already announced motocoaster.

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Monday, April 26, 2010 6:54 PM

I wonder if the interest in Luna Park will allow for another operator to come in and build a park as well.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:18 PM

Grrr... and there's another Volare opening in North Korea this year too :/

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:03 PM

Crud. I guess I'll have to stick to my plan to not go to North Korea.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:08 PM

You don't want to visit Kim Jong? How Dare YOU!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:12 PM

So that volare is the new North Korean torture device.

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