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NY Amusement Parks (Including Coney Island) Can Officially Reopen In April

Finally, New Yorkers can enjoy a summer on Coney Island again!

By Claire Leaden

NY Amusement Parks (Including Coney Island) Can Officially Reopen In April

More and more reopening efforts are being announced in NY.

After indoor dining, large sports arenas and stadiums, and partially resuming overnight subway service, Governor Cuomo just made the latest announcement for reopening: amusement parks. In a press conference on Feb. 17 he shared that:

  • Indoor family entertainment centers and places of amusement can open with a 25 percent capacity limit beginning Friday, March 26
  • Outdoor amusement parks can open with a 33 percent capacity limit beginning Friday, April 9
  • Day and overnight summer camps in New York State can begin to plan for reopening (the Department of Health will issue specific reopening guidance, including details on timing, in the coming weeks)

Face masks and social distancing will be required, and customers will be required to have temperature checks prior to entry. If any attractions do not allow for social distancing, they must not open. Every park/center must all submit their reopening plans to the local health department.

Of course, the big implication for NYC is Brooklyn’s beloved Coney Island. In its 100th anniversary year, 2020, it wasn’t able to open all season long, leaving the rides and boardwalk empty of the usually bustling NYC crowd.

We can’t wait to hear their official opening date, and make this a summer to remember!

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featured image source: Instagram / @lunaparknyc

And don’t forget, the historic park is getting a brand new roller coaster this summer as well!