Coney Island’s Luna Park has welcomed its eighth roller coaster called Tony’s Express, as of Friday, September 9th.
The new family-friendly roller coaster spans across 1200 feet of twisting track that travels around the upcoming bespoke log flume, Leti’s Treasure, at a speed of more than 30 mph.
Tony’s Express honors the rich history of Coney Island by mirroring the vehicle design of America’s first-ever roller coaster, the Switchback Railway.
The new coaster pays homage to Luna Park’s nickname from the early 1900s, “The Electric Eden,” with the glowing station house and twinkling lights along the archways and track. At night, the coaster is quite the spectacle. Whether you’re on the ride itself or looking at it from afar, both display an incredible view.
Luna Park has been bringing attractions, entertainment, shopping and dining to NYC for more than 130 years. The new addition of Tony’s Express will only add to the park’s fun festivities that have been taking over the boardwalk for more than a century.
Eager riders can purchase the Extraordinary Wristband for unlimited access to Luna Park’s rides, including Tony’ Express. Be one of the first to take a whirl on the new coaster and learn more here.
Where: 1000 Surf Ave, Brooklyn
Park Hours: 7 days/week (hours vary upon weather conditions)