Monday, April 26, 2010

Correction: Astroland 2.0 To Be Luna Park 2.0

What looked like a newer version of Astroland is now intended to be a newer version of the original Luna Park in Coney Island.  According to an article in the New York Daily News, the new amusement park coming to Coney Island by Zamperla, the Italian company, will be molded after the original park that existed in Coney Island from 1903 to 1944.  The company promises a new gleaming amusement part to rise from the dirt rubble that still exists today on the former Astroland site.  Valerio Ferrari, president of Central Amusement International is said to have been closely studying Charles Denson's book: "Coney Island: Lost & Found".

The NY Daily News reports:
Visitors will find 19 new rides, with highlights that include a spinning roller coaster dubbed the Tickler, an airplane ride that will have thrill-seekers "doing corkscrews in jets," a giant swinging pendulum and a log flume with a steep, watery plunge.

There'll be teacups, swings, hot air balloon rides and the Disc-O, which spins passengers up and down a 60-foot rail. Look for a smaller coaster, a flume ride for kids and the Beach Shack, a surfboard ride where the brave are buffeted by simulated winds.
"There will be more edgy rides, and we're going to bring in new rides every year," Ferrari said.

And there's more coming to the new Luna Park according to the articleThere is also a animated video offered, which shows a large roller coaster towards the end of the clip, which sits away from Luna Park.  This is what was talked about as having its footing along the structures that now rest along the boardwalk. Thus, it was also indicated that the fate of Ruby's Bar and Grill and Lola Star's Boutique, for the long run, is still uncertain.  Though, for this year they will stay. 

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