New attraction: The illuminated Parachute Jump (slide show, video)

The landmark Coney Island structure got all lit up like a Christmas tree, with the addition of 8,000 new LED lights.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, June 2013

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, June 2013

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, June 2013

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, June 2013

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, June 2013

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, June 2013

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, June 2013

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, June 2013

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, June 2013

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, June 2013

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, June 2013

Photograph: Jena Cumbo

Lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, June 2013


It was a big weekend for Coney Island. On Saturday, the Mermaid Parade made a triumphant return after facing cancellation due to lack of funds. But before that, the new illuminations on the Parachute Jump were switched on, coinciding with the first boardwalk fireworks of the season.

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The towering landmark structure now boasts 8,000 LED multicolor lights, which can put on some nifty displays (check out the video below to see it in its all glory, thumping soundtrack and all). It's certainly an eyeful, but we can't help feeling like we're looking at a gigantic flashing palm tree in Vegas. Maybe it's just us. Let us know what you think in the comments.


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