New York's Coney Island draws largest crowds since 1964

Posted Monday, November 7, 2011 9:28 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Crowds at Coney Island surged this summer despite the soggy weather. More than 640,000 people came to two new amusement parks, city officials said — up from 450,000 last year and the most since Steeplechase Park closed in 1964.

Read more from The New York Daily News.

Monday, November 7, 2011 10:38 AM

Would have thought there would be more than 640K, but that is promising - Maybe next year the 1 Mil Mark.

<I really wanted to play Shoot the freak tho :-( >

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Monday, November 7, 2011 11:48 AM

Egad! I thought they'd have hit the mill mark too. Even Rye Playland has/had over a million visitors/year.

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Monday, November 7, 2011 3:20 PM

How do they judge attendance at a park that has no admission?

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Monday, November 7, 2011 3:21 PM

That's something I was trying to sort - maybe they did it on number of rides - but even if so, that's not accurate.

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Monday, November 7, 2011 3:53 PM

Maybe it's the number of POP's and individual ride credits sold?

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Monday, November 7, 2011 3:53 PM
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Monday, November 7, 2011 4:03 PM

As Mike pointed out the numbers are determined by people through the turnstiles of the individual rides - there is not an actual exact science to this. The numbers also don't indicate the beach attendance (usually 10-15 million) or numbers at the other amusements (Deno's, El Dorado, aquarium, freak show, etc).

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Monday, November 7, 2011 4:31 PM

How do they take into account "Walk of Shame" participants. :-)

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Monday, November 7, 2011 4:57 PM

Obviously, they double the count for those customers...

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Monday, November 7, 2011 5:10 PM

They figure attendance by the pound.

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Monday, November 7, 2011 5:12 PM

Is that before or after Nathans?

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 11:08 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
They figure attendance by the pound.

So they consult with the Guess Your Weight guy?

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:11 PM

jimvid said:
As Mike pointed out the numbers are determined by people through the turnstiles of the individual rides - there is not an actual exact science to this. The numbers also don't indicate the beach attendance (usually 10-15 million) or numbers at the other amusements (Deno's, El Dorado, aquarium, freak show, etc).

So then we can divide the released number by at least 10 to determine the actual attendance then...considering most people would probably go on that many rides if they were at a park. I don't understand how a park IN one of the largest cities in the world could do poorly, but whatev....

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