Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Coney Island Parachute Jump Tower Debuts New Lights

© Luna Park
A famous Coney Island landmark, the Parachute Jump Tower, recently debuted its new lighting package - and wow - what a sight it is to see!  The 250 foot tall tower was built for the 1939 World's Fair, then moved to Coney Island, and has stood as an icon for the area since.

The tower, which has not operated as an amusement ride in a long, long time, was given 8,000 LED lights to make it shine in the night sky.  The tower is located next to the new B&B Carousel, which just opened not too long ago.  The lights are choreographed to a soundtrack, which makes the display even more impressive.

The recently announced Thunderbolt Reborn will also be located near the Parachute Tower, making this end of the boardwalk even more busy.  You can see more photos and video of the tower in this news story, and from Luna Park.