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!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Luna Park Opens This Saturday, April 16th 2011


Central Amusement International / Zamperla opens their one-year-old shiny Luna Park amusement park this Saturday, April 16th 2011, along with their new Cyclone Cafe. A full service restaurant located at the foot of the Cylcone where the Coney Island History Project was situated since 2007 at Surf Avenue and W. 10th Street.  The cafe will offer a balanced meal menu including healthy alternatives.  Adorned with Coney Island memorabilia, the cafe promises to be a delightful addition to the new Coney.


This year Zamperla also unveils its new Scream Zone loaded with four big thrill rides.  Touted as an extreme park that will feature which include; Soarin' Eagle, Steeplechase, Slingshot, and Zenobio!

Update:
The new Cyclone Cafe (or restaurant) is not located at the foot of the Cyclone as we thought, but instead across the street at former Gregory & Paul's on Surf and W. 10th.  And The Coney Island History Project's new address is 3059 West 12th St, which is located on West 12th Street, just off the Boardwalk at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park


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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Kinetic Carnival - The Coney Island Blog's iPhone Version

The Coney Island summer season is gearing up.  And Kinetic Carnival is not slipping away.  We'll be back with more.  Now, you can view our upcoming Coney Island and beyond posts on your iPhone with our mobile version of this blog.  Go to: KineticCarnival.com and it will automatically show in your iPhone version. 

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Coney Events: Congress Of Curious People 2011 A Ten Day Event


Image courtesy of Coney Island USA

The convention of the curious and bizarre has begun.  The 10 day event will showcase the strangest, the most bizarre individuals this side of planet Coney.  You’ll hear lectures and witness the lengths people will go to, to amaze and bewilder you.

The Coney Island USA cultural arts organization brings us this annual event: "Congress of Curious People".  The spectacle started yesterday.  So, get your tickets before they run out.  This ten day event (now nine left) takes place at Sideshows by the Seashore and at the Freak Bar in the Coney Island USA building from April 8th to the 17th 2011.

From CIUSA:

The Congress is a ten-day series of lectures, performances and symposia exploring curiosity and curiosities, broadly considered.

10-day Congressional Passes ($75 in advance/$100 at the door) allowing access to ALL Congress events–including those that are sold out!; more on that here.

Full schedule line follows: [after the jump]
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