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.
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).
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.
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.
I wonder if the interest in Luna Park will allow for another operator to come in and build a park as well.
Grrr... and there's another Volare opening in North Korea this year too :/
Crud. I guess I'll have to stick to my plan to not go to North Korea.
You don't want to visit Kim Jong? How Dare YOU!
So that volare is the new North Korean torture device.
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