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Luna Park at Coney Island, Brooklyn

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
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3.9/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
Luna Park was an amusement park in Coney Island, Brooklyn in New York City that opened in 1903. Built partly on the grounds of Sea Lion Park (1895), it was one of the three original iconic large parks built on Coney Island, the other two being Steeplechase Park (1897) and Dreamland (1904). Luna Park was located on the north side of Surf Avenue on a site between 8th street, 12th street and Neptune Avenue. The park was mostly destroyed by a fire in 1944.HistoryIn 1901 the park's creators, Frederic Thompson and Elmer "Skip" Dundy, had created a wildly successful ride called "A Trip To The Moon", as part of the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo, New York. The name of the fanciful "airship" (complete with flapping wings) that was the main part of the ride was Luna, the Latin word for the moon. The airship, and the later park built around it may have been named after Dundy's sister in Des Moines, Luna Dundy Newman.At the invitation of Steeplechase owner Harry George Tilyou, Thompson and Dundy moved their show to Steeplechase Park, a Coney Island amusement park, for the 1902 season. The deal ended at the end of the summer after Thompson and Dundy rejected a Tilyou's contract renewal offer that cut their take of the profits by 20%.
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  • visit coney island to go to new york, it is very easy and cute. It is the southern part of the island of brooklyn and bathes the shores of the Atlantic. the attractive more important is the LUNA PARK amusement park that has the roller coaster more old new york the CYCLONE is great! all wood is great feel gnashing of the wood as they advance the carts... and eye to not underestimate that enough fear gave me... jajjjaja amusement park offers different games that can be paid individually or remove type tickets that grouped several games. It has also a return to the huge world with beautiful ocean views. to get... the subway line takes you "Q" to the end. don't forget to visit it is an alternative other than visiting the city.
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  • The Park is cute, has many cool toys for children and adolescents. But the service is terrible we arrived at 4 P.M., planning on spending a lot of time closes at 6, but before the 5 begins to close the toys, employees dying of prey to close and go away. The hot dogs from Nathans that supposedly is the best NY has nothing special, and the customer service is horrible!!
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  • Entry was hassle free and staff members were accommodating as they suggested the ideal package for my budget. My son totally enjoyed this experience and I will return with him 
  • Dream come true to be here, and it lived up to it. I felt like a kid again! Pro Tip - get the 4 hour unlimited pass and then pay $60 for the credits if you wish to go on the extreme thrill rides. That was plenty for 2 people
  • Kids love it here. Love that it much cleaner than the rest of Coney Island. Luna Park is split into two as there's another amusement park in between (I'm guessing they didn't want to sell) and only the one with the huge water ride has a bathroom (that is much cleaner than the public one in Coney Island).
  • I love Coney Island and Luna Park. I am not a fan of the big amusement park scene with their big up front cost, and hour long waits and pre-scheduled rides. Luna Park takes the opposite approach, You can buy a ticket card and simply walk up to the rides... Usually there is no line but if there is, you're in for a short wait. Coney Island is grittier than most amusement parks, but that adds to the charm. After all these years, the Cyclone is still my favorite roller coaster.
  • The park is 👍, looking forward to many returns. Plus the beach is only a few feet away. Love it great addition to the great Coney Island. We made a. Day of for all ages.
  • The first time we visited during the summertime it was good. No long lines to get on rides, found parking relatively close. However we revisited Memorial Day Sunday and it was a totally opposite experience. Traffic was horrible and parking was impossible. We parked over 6 blocks away. The park was packed and lines unbearable. After 2 hours we only got on 2 rides, then called it a day, hopefully my credits won't expire too soon as I intend to come back soon to use them. The park itself is good. Plenty of rides for all ages and levels of thrill lovers. Good food selection. Just choose a non-holiday period to go.
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