Luna Park, the amusement park of Coney Island that holds the Cyclone roller coaster, is coming back for the 2022 season next month!
And this year’s reopening looks a lot different than last years! Back in February of 2021, former Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced that outdoor amusement parks could open with a 33 percent capacity limit, with face masks, social distancing, and temperature checks required prior to entry. This year, Luna Park will reopen without the requirement of face masks and proof of vaccination, in accordance to CDC guidelines.
The park still recommends you purchase your wristbands in advance and online to avoid queues and minimize contact. However, on opening day (4/2), Luna Park will exclusively sell discounted $20 Extraordinary Wristbands at the on-site ticket booths. Proceeds from the opening day discounted wristbands will be donated to local organizations, shared their Twitter.
Lucky park goers will also have the change to get a free ride on the Cyclone, opening day only!
The other Coney Island park, Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, which houses the famous Wonder Wheel ferris wheel, will reopen Friday, April 10. 2022 marks the iconic Wonder Wheel’s 102nd anniversary!
Visitors will also be able to ride the newest roller coaster, the “Phoenix,” that opened last year!