New Amusement Park To Open on Long Island
Even if it takes longer than that, it's still quite likely that Pirate's Landing will open long before the redeveloped Coney Island amusement area.
Considering that River Head is a good 80 miles outside of Brooklyn, It shouldn't affect the Coney Island amusement area's status as the metro area's premier amusement park. Furthermore, an enclosed suburban amusement park is quite different from the open, boardwalk adjacent amusements of Coney Island. All the same, a new waterfront "regional family oriented recreational amusement & entertainment center" in the greater New York City area is probably something Coney Island should be keeping its eye on as future competition, especially if the city is hoping to draw crowds from father away.