Friday, September 14, 2012

Sukkot at Luna Park - Early Bird Special!


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
From 10AM - 12PM, three-hour unlimited ride wristbands will be sold for $19.99! Bring barcode at the bottom of this page to redeem promotion.


Sukkot at Luna Park:
RIDES, SLIDES and a HUGE SUKKAH on premises
GLATT KOSHER FOOD by HMS Caterers (Prepared under the Rabbinical Supervision Of Tartikov Beth Din)
Park opens at 10AM Wednesday & Thursday for an Early Bird Special
Park opens at 12PM Friday


Early Bird Special Barcode:



Wristbands are valid for Luna Park only. Scream Zone and the Cyclone Roller Coaster are pay-per-ride.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Luna Park and Pinterest

Are you following our Pinterest?

Source: facebook.com via Luna on Pinterest


Luna Park at Coney Island is on Pinterest! Check out our favorite pictures of Coney Island, spanning from Coney Island's establishment as the People's Playground to now.

Tag your pins #lunaparknyc, and we might feature them on our Pinterest!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Luna Park Video Going Viral!

Luna Park's new video is going viral! Check it out here:



In Luna Park Plays in New York City, thrill rides like the Brooklyn Flyer, Soarin' Eagle and Electro Spin take their fun to iconic NYC landmarks, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and the Empire State Building.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Save 30% on the Scream Zone!


For $20, race our go-karts around the Coney Island Raceway AND fly through the air on the Boardwalk Flight! Print out this coupon or show it to our ticket booth folks on your smart phone.


($20 for 1 ride on Coney Island Raceway and 1 ride on Boardwalk Flight. Discount can not be combined with other promotions. Valid Monday - Thursday only. Expires July 12, 2012.)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cyclone's Birthday Pre-Party with Linda Church and Pix11

Luna Park held an exclusive Pre-Party for the Cyclone Roller Coaster's 85th Birthday with Linda Church from Pix11. Twenty-five lucky people from Luna Park's email newsletter list rode for free on the Coney Island Raceway (Scream Zone), the Air Race (Luna Park) and the Cyclone!

Sign up for our newsletter here for members-only discounts and your chance to win fabulous prizes!


Watch Linda Church, Ann the Intern and some proud LUNAtics race on the go-karts, survive 4G forces on the Air Race and rocket across the Cyclone's track.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cyclone's 85th Birthday Bash!

Luna Park is holding a blow-out birthday party this Saturday, June 30th in honor of the Cyclone Roller Coaster's 85th birthday. Starting at noon, a ride on the Cyclone will cost 25 for the first 85 minutes in honor of the coaster's original cost when it opened in 1927.


Also featured:
- A freestyle concert featuring Coro, Lisette Melendez, Cynthia, Noel and other performers 
- Appearance by Sarah Lee and Lil Cee of 92.3 Now
- Famed sideshow artist and magician Todd Robbins will perform some of his greatest tricks
- Meet and Greet with the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team
- Performances from our favorite little girls at Diva Dance Studio
- Zumba Fitness® by Miss Gina Argano


...and tons of FREE GIVEAWAYS 



Gina Argano choreographed a flash mob dance that will step off at 4pm on Saturday. Learn the moves from the video below, and we'll see you there!


Performances are FREE and open to the public. Stop on by!




Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vote on the LunaPic Finalists!

The finalists for the LunaPic contest have been chosen after a lot of deliberation and a lot of email sifting. You can vote for who YOU think should be the Grand Prize Winners on our Facebook page.


The LunaPic Finalists for the LunaPic Photo and Video contest are: 

Best Close-Up:
  
Madeline Diaz

Michael Viola

Bianca Soto



Best Overview:

Maria Torres

Lisa Mattera

Bruce Robert Kalish



Best Nighttime:

George Morrison

Robert DeRosa

Ryan Rosa



Most Artistic:

Karen Hillgrove

Eli Shlomovich

Jennifer Nazario



Best Video:

 
Judith Brown


Jack Dee

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Exciting Events Coming to Coney Island!

A view from inside the Mermaid Parade.
Coney Island has some WILD events coming up!!!

This Saturday, June 23rd is the 30th Annual Mermaid Parade! The nation's largest art parade features mermaids and mermen, sea creatures, fancy floats and antique cars. If you can't handle wild and wacky fun, don't even get off the subway!

This year, King Neptune is Jackie Martling and Queen Mermaid is Annabella Sciora. Props to Coney Island, USA for putting up the Mermaid Parade for the past 30 years!

That guy in the third row knows how to scream!
Next Saturday, June 30th is the Cyclone Rollercoaster's 85th Birthday Party. It'll be the craziest party for a roller-coaster ever! We have local musicians, celebs and personalities. We're crowning the winners of the 2012 Cyclone Rollercoaster Charity Coasterthon. And we have surprises. Lots and lots of surprises*. Since it's not a real surprise if we tell you beforehand, you'll just have to trust us on that one.




*Okay - we'll reveal one of them:
Rides on the Cyclone Rollercoasters are going back to their original price for the first 85 minutes: a whopping 25 cents. You read right: Rides on the Cyclone will be 25 cents! Dig some quarters out of the sofa and come on down!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cyclone Charity Coasterthon a Huge Success

This past weekend, nine charities competed to win $24,000 from Luna Park!

Each charity picked their two biggest coaster fanatics to ride The Cyclone Rollercoaster until one person was left standing (or strapped in). Because of the incredible dedication and determination of the contestants, eight charities made it to the end.

After 134 cycles on the Cyclone, the following teams remained:
You Gotta Believe (Arelis Keane and Rosario Keane)
Alzheimer's Association (Amy Peterson and David Chung)
American Cancer Society Relay for Life (Katherine Smith and Vanessa Konstantino)
Give Kids the World (Larry Meisel and Fran Holz)
Sean Casey Animal Rescue (Lorena Carvajal)
New York Aquarium (Jamal Augustus)
New York Cares (Melvin de Jesus)
Youth Services Opportunities Project (Matt Brooks).

The only team that didn't make it was Team Special Olympics NYC (but they put in a valiant effort). The eight winning charities split the $24,000 prize money. Each charity set up an information booth in front of the Cyclone. The organizations were joined by Fuze, 92.3 NOW and Luna Park's own LUNAtic cheerleaders.

Check out our YouTube channel (youtube.com/LunaParkNYC) for videos of the event, interviews with contestants and a video mash-up!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Former Linebacker Dhani Jones Visits Luna Park

Dhani Jones and friends start their ride on The Cyclone Rollercoaster.
Dhani Jones visited Luna Park last weekend to ride the rides and film some footage for VH1's Big Morning Buzz. Jones took the time to talk to staff and guests before plunging down the world-famous Cyclone Rollercoaster and soaring upside down on the Air Race.

After traveling the park with his film crew and other hangers-on, we were able to convince him to ride the brand-new Boardwalk Flight at the Scream Zone. We won't tell if he screamed the whole time...

A former NFL linebacker, Dhani Jones played football for the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cincinnati Bengals. Jones is now somewhat of a TV personality - and a really nice guy. We hope to see him again soon!

Dhani Jones and a lucky staff member ride the Air Race.
Jones walks it off in his harness after riding Boardwalk Flight.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Anthony Bourdain Rides the Cyclone!

Anthony Bourdain prepares for ride #2!
Yesterday, a famous chef, writer and New York native zoomed around the track of The Cyclone Rollercoaster. Anthony Bourdain rode the iconic Cyclone roller-coaster as part of his Travel Channel TV show "No Reservations." Guests patiently lined up in the ride queue to watch him zip along the track.

The Cyclone is a different ride depending on where you sit - it'd be great to see what Mr. Bourdain would say about a ride in the middle...or even in the bumpy back!

Bourdain laughs with guests and park staff.
Luna Park thanks Anthony Bourdain for visiting us and trying out the Cyclone and for talking to our staff and guests. We're sure he made many Cyclone enthusiasts very happy yesterday!

There he goes!

*No gourmands were harmed during the writing of this blog post.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend at Luna Park!

Crowded beach in front of The Cyclone Rollercoaster
Tons of people flocked to Coney Island for Memorial Day Weekend! Although it was a scorcher, the streets, the beaches, the subways and the amusement parks were jam-packed with smiling (and often sweaty!) faces.

The truly adventurous tried out the brand-new Boardwalk Flight. There is something special about a view of Coney Island while hurtling through the air at over 60mph! Cheering bystanders lined the boardwalk every time someone was launched into the air.

The new Coney Island Raceway was also a favorite. There is nothing like the wind in your face as you whip around the track like a race-car driver!

Tell us about YOUR favorite part of the Memorial Day Weekend at Coney Island!

Friday, May 25, 2012

LunaPic Contest Starts Today!

Dust off those camera lenses (or wipe the fingerprints from your smartphone)!

It's time for Luna Park's LunaPic Contest! Starting today, photographers and videographers alike can win big for showing off their love of Luna Park, Scream Zone and The Cyclone Rollercoaster. Our Facebook fans will choose their favorite pictures and videos. Two grand-prize winners will win four 4-hour, unlimited wristbands each and a bag chock full of Luna Park merchandise.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Close-Up, Best Overview Shot, Best Nighttime Shot, Most Artistic Photo, Best Daytime Video and Best Nighttime Video. Check out the official rules and regulations on the Luna Park website.



May the odds be ever in...well, you get the idea.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bloomberg Opens Beaches, Totes Luna Park's Job Creation

This morning, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the opening of the city's beaches to a crowd of lifeguards, Naval personnel, journalists and locals on the Coney Island boardwalk. Bloomberg was joined by Marty Markowitz (Brooklyn Borough President), Seth Pinsky (President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation), Natalia Quintavalle (General Counsel of Italy in New York), Adrian Benepe (Commissioner for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation) and Alberto Zamperla (CEO of Central Amusement International).

Bloomberg started out by thanking the men and women of the Navy, Coast Guard and Marines that are in New York City for Fleet Week. The mayor spoke favorably of the jobs that Luna Park, Scream Zone and The Cyclone Rollercoaster create every year (about 450 for the summer of 2012). Coney Island is in the midst of a huge revitalization, according to Bloomberg. He credits Deno's Wonder Wheel and The Cyclone for keeping Coney Island's magic alive when it started to go downhill years ago. For the past few years, amusement parks have been expanding, new restaurants have come to the area and business is booming.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz spoke fondly of Coney Island. The area has quirk, charm and a century-plus of history as a summer destination. Of the amusement parks in other areas of the country, Markowitz told the crowd to "fuhgettaboutit."

Kids from the Coney Island Generation Gap were suited up and ready to ride the Boardwalk Flight on its inaugural flight. Unfortunately, the threat of lightning kept them from flying across the boardwalk. After the threat lifted, some of the kids were able to take a swing in the harness as reporters took pictures.

The Coney Island Raceway and Boardwalk Flight will open to the public this Saturday, May 26 for Memorial Day Weekend. See you there!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Luna Park is back and ready for action!

Luna Park, Scream Zone and The Cyclone are back and ready for action this summer! More rides = more fun at Brooklyn's Coney Island.

In a few days, we're launching 2 brand new rides:
The Coney Island Raceway will quench your need for speed with 900 feet of track twisted with switchback and hairpin turns.
Boardwalk Flight will swing you over 200 feet over the boardwalk at speeds of over 60mph.

Of course, we also have your old favorites:
The Cyclone Rollercoaster - often imitated, never duplicated.
The Slingshot – hold on to your lunch, because this thing can reach 90 miles per hour.
The Steeplechase – an update on an old Coney Island favorite, this wild ride goes from 0-40 in under 2 seconds.

Don’t forget that Luna Park is family-friendly with plenty of mild and medium thrill rides to meet everyone’s adventure level.

We also have some exciting events coming your way, like The Cyclone Rollercoaster Charity Coasterthon on June 9th, The Cyclone’s 85th Birthday Party on June 30th and New York City’s Got Talent in early August.

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