At Luna Park on Sunday, Italian tycoon Alberto Zamperla christened the first ride on the Cyclone roller coaster by dousing it with the traditional egg cream.
The Thunderbolt will take riders on a vertical lift, a 115-foot vertical drop, then a 100-foot vertical loop and five inversions. It will be the first coaster to include a loop since 1910, except for a very short-lived one in the 1980s.
Part of the iconic Astrotower at Coney Island will have to be demolished, after concerns about the tower’s structural stability prompted a shutdown of several amusements on the Brooklyn peninsula.
The area around the iconic Astrotower on Coney Island was to remain closed until further notice, after the tower appeared to be swaying in the wind more than usual Tuesday.
Despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, Luna Park at Coney Island has opened to kick off the 2013 season. With more than three miles of beach, this place is more than just the amusement rides it is most known for.
A symbolic opening Sunday marked the return of the amusement rides on Coney Island after the damage they suffered from Superstorm Sandy.
To celebrate, the park is offering free rides on the Cyclone Roller Coaster for the first 100 visitors on Opening Day. However, not everyone in the storm-ravaged community is feeling festive.
With the smash of a bottle of egg cream against the Cyclone, the 2012 season at Coney Island’s Luna Park official began.
Brooklyn’s Coney Island is home to the world-famous boardwalk, amusement park, beaches and more. Meagan Brauer of PopUp New York brings CBSNewYork along for some warm and exciting summer fun.
Coney Island has opened its first new roller coasters since the famed Cyclone was built in the 1920s.
DA Joe Hynes says an honest mom became a confidential informant and turned the tables on the suspect.
The former 3-acre site of a roller coaster at Coney Island is back on the market.
A spokesman for the company that operates the new Italian-built Luna Park says letters were sent Monday to 11 vendors operating near the new rides.
Autumn begins Wednesday, but Brooklyn’s borough president says Coney Island amusements are still “red hot.”
Less than three months after opening its gate, Luna Park is getting ready to celebrate a major milestone.