KINETIC CARNIVAL - The Coney Island Blog

A space of musings, past and current as well as the future of amusements in the legendary Coney Island and Beyond!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Welcome To The New CONEY ISLAND PARK

ASTROLAND TO TURN INTO CONEY ISLAND PARK
UNDER THE BOARDWALK DIPS "Leviathan" THE FLAGSHIP 100 FOOT TALL LOOP-DE-LOOP COASTER

2011 is the year slated for the opening of Coney Island Park - the 250 million dollar amusement area double the size of Astroland. The new 6-acre amusement park being drawn up by ThinkWell Design & Production will boast 21 rides, a man-made canal for boat rides, a glass-encased atrium with commercial space and a hotel.

"Whatever you come looking for at Coney Island, it's all going to be there", said Chris Durmick, creative director of Thinkwell Design.

Included with the Cyclone and the Leviathan will be a third coaster: the Aviator which would soar 120 feet (with gondolas guided individually by hand-held joysticks), according to the Daily News exclusive report which also states:


Coney Island Park, would be one component of a 13-acre, $1.5 billion plan by Thor that includes an indoor water park and residential, retail and entertainment components.
"We're trying to deliver on the promise of what Coney Island is," added Durmick.

Attention will now be on ThinkWell as we eagerly await and see what specific plans they will conjure up. With this new report Thor seems to have gained many points to their side. Let's hope Thor and company keep the promise and integrity of the importance of the amusements in Coney.

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Will it be Coney Island Park or Coney Park as shown in the smaller picture above, depicting a main entrance? (Despite the fact that Thor has stated in the past that this will not be a gated park) Well, there already is a Coney Island Park - in Ohio which boasts their more than 50 rides and attractions and one giant pool.

B'klyn fun park,by power of Thor [NY Daily News]

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posted by Omar Robau @ 1/25/2007 07:22:00 AM 

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Coney Island park in Ohio was replaced by KINGS ISLAND years ago. Both parks are just outside of Cincinnati.

January 25, 2007 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger O. L. Robau said...

Well that's good. I never liked another place calling their park Coney.

January 25, 2007 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger O. L. Robau said...

Actually, their website is still up www.ConeyIslandPark.com and offering 2007 passes.

January 25, 2007 at 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kings Island is tooootally different. Here's a link.

January 25, 2007 at 3:46 PM  

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