Coney Island’s Amusement Parks Are Officially Reopening April 9

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Coney Island’s Amusement Parks Are Officially Reopening April 9

After 18 months of closure, Coney Island will be back this Friday, April 9!

Luna Park, the amusement park of Coney Island that holds the Cyclone roller coaster, is finally coming back, hopefully better than ever!


Back in February, Governor Cuomo announced that outdoor amusement parks could open with a 33 percent capacity limit beginning Friday, April 9, with face masks, social distancing, and temperature checks required prior to entry. Though Luna Park didn’t immediately say they would actually reopen that date, they shared the great news this past week.

They’ve changed their admission policy to fit the guidelines, so you’ll now have to reserve a 2-hour “unlimited access” Admission Wristband prior to arriving. You can either get a “Family Fun” wristband for more of the milder attractions, or a “Thrill Seeker” Wristband for more of the coasters and exciting rides.

The other Coney Island park, Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, which houses the famous Wonder Wheel ferris wheel, will reopen Friday, April 9 as well. The iconic Wonder Wheel was unable to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020, leaving the rides and boardwalk empty of the usually bustling NYC crowd. But this summer, that’s all going to change.

They also have a brand new roller coaster coming!

featured image source: Instagram / @lunaparknyc

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