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Wahoo! Luna Park debuts two new rides just in time for the summer

Danielle Valente

'Tis the season for a hot dog at Nathan's and a few (hundred) rides on the Cyclone.

Hop onboard a Stillwell Ave-bound F train and embrace the many Coney Island activities for kids that await. On Sunday, June 2 at 11:30am, Luna Park will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Clockworkz and Atlantic Aviator, two new attractions that certainly deserve a spot on your summer bucket list

Dubbed as a "family thrill ride," Clockworkz is a 33-foot attraction rotates on a vertical axis while its arms swing in circular motions at 13 revolutions per minute. Riders will soar through the air as the clock's arms move in opposite directions. It's go-time, folks! Are you ready for a ride...or seven?

Photograph: Courtesy Luna Park in Coney Island

Atlantic Aviator is equally as anticipated as Clockworkz, but perhaps better suited for the older thrill-seekers in your crew. Riders will have an experience similar to acrobatic airplane flight courtesy of loops, dips and speeds of up to 25 revolutions per minute. This will be a bigger than Clockworkz, too, reaching a total of 51 feet. 

Whether you opt for one or both attractions, it's safe to say you'll have a ball. After all, Luna Park is one of our go-to kids' amusement parks

Photograph: Courtesy Luna Park in Coney Island

"With the celebration of a new summer season and a fresh beginning for two new rides, we are excited to grow and to continue to provide quality entertainment for the millions of visitors that come through every year," Alessandro Zamperla, president of Central Amusement International said in a statement. "We look forward to embracing the legacy of Coney Island by bringing new and exhilarating attractions like Clockworkz and Atlantic Aviator to Luna Park.”

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