Thrill seekers rejoice!
With the opening of new rides, restaurants and shops, the rejuvenated Coney Island is reminding visitors why it really is ‘America’s Playground’. This seaside amusement district still boasts the classic attractions (such as the 87 year-old Cyclone wooden coaster) that have delighted visitors for decades, while adding new crowd pleasers, too.
The new Thunderbolt roller coaster will turn your tummy in a good way with its 90-degree drop, 100-foot vertical loop and zero gravity roll. Also for the adrenalin junkies is the New Luna 360, which takes riders upside down and around 360 degrees.
Of course all of the old favorite attractions are also open and returning for another fun-filled summer. The Coney Island Museum, which was closed for renovations following the damages from Hurricane Sandy, has reopened and is open to visitors once again.
One event not to be missed is the famed Mermaid Parade, which helps kicks off the summer season on June 21, 2014. Bringing mythology to life, it has become the largest art parade in the country. Approximately half a million revelers will visit Coney for the festive day to cheer on thousands of paint and glitter clad semi-nude parade participants. Although there is semi-nudity, it is viewed as an extremely family friendly event welcoming all ages.
As one of the city’s most distinct neighborhoods, Coney Island is home to the world’s oldest aquarium, and known for its amusement parks, beaches and boardwalk. Its offers the ultimate respite from the bustling city during the summer.
With the 2014 summer season shaping up to be better than ever, be sure to head over to the one and only Coney Island, it’s an experience you and your family will never forget!
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