New York's Luna Park reveals ride lineup

Posted Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Italian ride manufacturer Zamperla, which supplies theme park giants such as Disney, Universal Studios and Six Flags, promises to use Luna Park as a testing ground for its newest cutting-edge attractions. The first phase of the project is to open on Saturday, May 29, with 19 rides, mostly of the whirl-n-hurl carnival variety.

Read more from The LA Times.

Thursday, May 20, 2010 2:26 PM

Cool! Sure, I'm a nostalgist who would really be thrilled at a recreation of the original Coney boardwalks, but this is prety sweet - and the upcoming attractions for '11 make it seem like "a real park" of sorts.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 3:54 PM

Very cool. I hope they do well.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:11 PM

I've dreamed of this from when I was a young tot.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:37 PM

Only 9 days left and the place still looks like a bomb when off. These photos were credited as being taken yesterday 5/19/2010

http://recchia.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/luna-park-1.jpg
http://recchia.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/luna-park-2.jpg

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:45 PM

Yeah pretty much the way Disneyland looked two weeks before it's grand opening. They were laying asphalt the day before. Probably same thing will happen here.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 8:07 PM

Yeah, assuming that it will be mostly concrete or asphalt, I wouldn't worry to much about it. If any areas will be landscaped, those might not be completely ready.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 10:24 PM

I don't think landscaping is an issue. It's getting everything cleaned up and looking presentable to the public, and that all operations are approved and ready to go. You hope no city bureaucrats or inspectors show up like the proverbial fly in the ointment and decide to muck things up.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:16 PM

Man, I totally "get" Zamperla's vision for Luna Park, and I overall I think it's fantastic. It's a little odd that there will be a Disk'O AND three variants on the Rockin' Tug, but hey, that's Zamperla's product line. It's obvious, though, looking at the video, that they've tried very hard, when possible, to make connections between the new rides and the famous classics from Luna, Sea Lion, Dreamland and Steeplechase.

Conceptually, I am impressed. I hope they pull it off, and I hope it is wildly successful.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010 6:20 PM

They have begun to lay the asphalt, as thispicture shows.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pablo57/4632145132/

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Sunday, May 23, 2010 6:21 PM

I am very exited about this entire project.

As for walkways... I wonder if they will go the "Paver" route like Kings Island did for Planet Snoopy.

The one thing I wish this park had was a nice Carousel. Maybe someday. I think Denos just has a Merry Go Round.

Last edited by john peck, Sunday, May 23, 2010 6:21 PM
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