120 years later, a Brooklyn favorite has returned.
Luna Park, standby amusement park of Coney Island, is open and expanded for spring and summer 2023. Friday saw the season’s first visitors arrive at the gates of the park, which now encompasses 15 acres and has nine new rides in total.
One of the new attractions is Tony’s Express, a family coaster that is the largest of its kind in New York City. Another is the log flume called Leti’s Treasure that offers a great view of Coney Island’s shoreline and 1,200 feet of track. A final highlight among the new additions are the zipline courses Sky Chaser and Sky Tykes.
Luna Park being open for the season is not just a treat for families and park-goers, but also for businesses in the area who thrive from the increased activity in the warm months.
“We’ve been seeing tourists already come out. With the park openings, it brings out even more people,” Maya Miller, owner of Brooklyn Beach Shop on the boardwalk, told PIX11.
On Sunday, Coney Island is set to officially host opening ceremonies with some rides being free for first-time visitors.
The park has weekend hours until Memorial Day, with extended hours between April 7th and April 16th.