|© Deno's Wonder Wheel Park|
The good news, however, is that after the storm's ocean surges ruined much of the ride park owners quickly committed to rebuilding. The process has been ongoing since the storm struck, and when the ride reopens it will feature a combination of old and new scares. The new scares are being created by Scarefactory Inc, a company well known for supplying props and effects for haunted houses. The ride has also received some serious TLC, including upgrades to the ride cars and a new floor for the entire building. In the end, the ride will probably look better than it has in many years!
And along those lines, many are expecting Coney Island to actually have a fantastic Summer season in 2013. With the massive rebuilding effort that has been underway since the storm, the entire stretch of beach, boardwalk, and attractions will look like new. The visitation boom that started a few years ago combined with a fresh and new look has Coney Island is poised to thrive.