If you’re traveling with your family or friends and want to have a fun time, then the mythical place of Luna Park is a great place.
Enjoy some time at Luna Park in Coney Island
├ The park History
├ What is there to do at Luna Park?
├ How much does it cost and how does it work?
├ When to go to Luna Park?
├ How to get to Luna Park?
The park History
Luna Park is an amusement park located in Coney Island, in South Brooklyn. It first opened in 1903. It is one of the oldest amusement parks in the United States. The park was closed in 1944 and then reopened in 2010 with brand new attractions. It is related to its neighbor, Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. This is a place both tourists and locals visit a lot. It is a must for people in the city along with eating a hot-dog at Nathan’s.
What is there to do at Luna Park?
I assure you, you will find something there you’ll enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you’re with your friends, with your significant other, or with your kids, it’s always a fun time there. The park has over 40 rides including the traditional wheel and roller coasters.
Their level of thrill and intensity are how the rides are categorized:
Do you dare to experience extreme thrill?
How much does it cost and how does it work?
The entrance to the park is free, the only thing you pay for are the rides you would like to get on. The park uses a local coin “credit luna” and can be purchased at the box office:
-1 credit: $1
– 100 + 40 bonus credits: $100
Each ride has a different price. For example, the cyclone costs 10 credits.
You can also purchase an all-day wristband that gives you access to all rides with no limit (except Sling Shot and Coney Island Raceway)
|Under 48″ (1,22m)||from $40||from $29|
|48″ (1,22m) & Over||from $65||from $41|
|Under 48″ (1,22m)||from $42||from $42|
|48″ (1,22m) & Over||from $69||from $69|
Upgrade your visit with a meal package for $6!
When to go to Luna Park?
The park is located at the beach so it is not opened all year round. Normally it is opened from the end of March to the end of October. Between June and August it is opened every day, for the rest of the time it is opened on the weekends and sometimes during the week.
Hours of operation: www.lunaparknyc.com/plan/park-hours/
As you can see in the picture it is a great place to visit during winter too even if the park is closed.
How to get to Luna Park?
Luna Park is located in Coney Island, in the South of Brooklyn. From Time Square it is about a one-hour metro ride. In order to have enough time to enjoy the park you must plan ahead and get there early. You would have to take one of these metro trains: D, F, N, or Q, and get off on Coney Island Stilweell Ave. Lane B leaves you at Brighton Beach, which is in Coney Island but a lit bit further from the Park.
If you would like to discover this great place and feel like a real New Yorker then don’t hesitate to stop by Coney Island and Luna Park. Especially if you enjoy roller coasters!
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