|Venue name:||Luna Park||Contact:|
1000 Surf Ave
|Cross street:||at W 10th St|
|Opening hours:||Hours vary; see lunaparknyc.com for schedule.|
|Transport:||Subway: D, F, N, Q to Coney Island–Stillwell Ave|
|Price:||Unlimited rides for four hours: Mon-Fri $29. One Luna Card credit $1|
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Average User Rating
4 / 5
- 5 star:0
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
Located in Coney Island, Luna Park has a nice mix of old and new rides. "The Steeple Chase" was a quick ride on a ceramic horse that whips around turns and gives you a quick view of the ocean. "Wild River" was a flume that had 2 nice drops and got you fairly. "The Cyclone", still the classic wooden roller coaster, always has a line and still is thrilling. Basic amusement park food is around the park, or you can always walk to Nathan's and have a hot dog. They also have go karts that were quite fun. If you need a break, walk across the boardwalk and sit on the beach and soak in some sun.
What can I say? I love Luna Park! Fun rides & music by the water, what more can you ask for?
My advice is purchase your tickets/credits and then head to Zenobio IMMEDIATELY! It is honestly one of the best rides I've ever been on in my life (Six Flag's Nitro is my #1, Zenobio is #2). I've taken the 2 hour train ride from the Bronx to Coney Island just to get on this ride 4 times in a row, so you know its real! lol. Super scary but super fun. At one point they leave you sitting all the way up there for about 2-3 minutes, so you have two options:
1. Freak out that you're going to die
2. Enjoy the beautiful view of the boardwalk & beach :)
Other really fun rides include:
I would skip the historic Cyclone if you prefer keeping your vertebrae in tact.
I'm only giving Luna Park 4 stars because the food selection is not very good, every restaurant I've been to on the boardwalk has been unpleasant experience. Watered down drinks, dry/stale burgers, etc. Maybe I just haven't found the right place.
I love Coney Island year-round, though Luna Park can be kind of overwhelming at the hight of summer. I love going here in the fall, when the crowds have thinned and the beach goers are no longer clogging the subways, but the rides are all still up and running--with much shorter lines than you'll find in July! My personal favorites are the Electro Spin, the Thunderbolt and (of course) the Cyclone. All are best enjoyed BEFORE a hot dog and funnel cake.