Coney Island to Get 23 New Rides

After years of hand-wringing over the future of Coney Island, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is promising 19 new amusement park rides this summer.

They’re made by an Italian company — the world’s largest manufacturer of mechanical rides.

At a Coney Island news conference Tuesday, Bloomberg said the new “Luna Park” will open on Memorial Day weekend.

By summer 2011, Coney Island’s new “Scream Zone” will offer two roller coasters, a human slingshot ride and go-carts.

The mayor also outlined plans to turn the run-down neighborhood into a year-round entertainment district with restaurants, retail stores and hotels.

The renewal of the neighborhood by the Brooklyn boardwalk is moving forward after the city purchased land owned by a developer for $95.6 million, in November.


2 thoughts on “Coney Island to Get 23 New Rides

  1. This is such exciting news!!! Hey, just a heads-up that Coney Island Craft Lagers(R) (handcrafted by Shmaltz Brewing Company) is putting out a special summer release called Coney Island Luna Lager(TM).

    Luna Lager(TM) commemorates the launch of the new Luna Park 2010, and brings to life a delicious newcomer to their award-winning craft lager lineup for the community to enjoy this summer at America’s Playground.

    Proceeds from Coney Island Craft Lagers(R) also continue to help Coney Island USA, a 501(c)(3) Arts Non-Profit fulfill its mission to defend the honor of lost forms of American popular culture in Brooklyn’s historic Coney Island neighborhood. Coney Island Luna Lager(TM) will be available this summer throughout New York City in 22 oz. bottles and a very limited supply of kegs at specialty shops and select bars.

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