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Meet Luna Park’s newest ride: The Astrotower!

Allie Early
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Allie Early

When we think of summertime, we dream of Nathan’s hot dogs, beachy breezes and Luna Park’s thrilling rides, like the The Cyclone and Thunderbolt coasters, the Tickler and the Steeplechase. This summer, the park is rolling out another massive ride—the Astrotower! From the promo photos, it looks like the new attraction will offer an open air Tower of Terror-like experience where harnessed guests freefall together after reaching the top of a massive tower. The ride will open in May 2018. Will it be even taller than Deno’s Wonder Wheel??

On Twitter, some folks are not exactly loving the name, which references Astroland, the space-themed 3.1-acre amusement park in Coney Island that closed in 2008 (and, for a time, operated the Cyclone) and the ride's predecessor, a tower of the same name. 

 Others are very excited about the new addition despite the name:

We'd like to extend a formal welcome to the new thrill ride—and we're sure our teens and tweens will be up there in no time!

Looking for even more fantastic NYC attractions? Explore our guides to the best local family attractions, underrated attractions and underrated museums to start.

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