Thursday, November 28, 2019

Impressive Improvements Coming to Luna Park

The following is an unedited press release:



BROOKLYN, NY, November 19, 2019 – Families, ride enthusiasts, foodies, and entertainment seekers from around the world have many new reasons to visit Luna Park in Coney Island for its 10th Birthday in 2020. 

A festive atmosphere and cherished experiences await Luna Park guests during its 10th year of operation. Beginning April 4, 2020 Luna Park in Coney Island will come to life, with birthday themed fun and excitement as dazzling acts and a joyful ambiance transform America’s playground into a special 10th year birthday bash all season long. Just in time for the party, Luna park will unveil its newly added sites as part of the Luna Park expansion project in Coney Island adding more reasons to celebrate. By way of the expansion, Luna Park brings more fun and innovation to Coney Island with 4 new rides and attractions: Big WaveZ, Ropes Course Adventure Zone, The Super Flume Ride, The Junior Coaster and a recreational public space. 

Big WaveZ, an interactive water ride will make its worldwide debut in Luna Park in Coney Island in 2020. Big WaveZ transports guests into the lair of the Roman mythical god Neptune. Sensors on the passenger vessel allow guests to interact with a temperamental Neptune as well as influence the movement of the ride. A touch screen platform increases the fun, allowing individuals waiting on the Big WaveZ line to participate and impact passengers’ fates. This innovative technology ensures that each ride on Big WaveZ is a uniquely guest-tailored experience that leaves no passenger dry. 

Also new to Luna Park in Coney Island is a Ropes Course Adventure Zone. Climbers will experience breathtaking views of the boardwalk and ocean with the newly installed 4 level adventure zone. This circus themed area will be located next to the Thunderbolt coaster featuring obstacles, ropes courses, as well as zip lines for all ages and skill levels. 

Luna Park in Coney Island will also premiere The Super Flume Ride and The Junior Coaster. The Super Flume Ride will provide guests with a semi-circle panoramic view of the shoreline before plunging down to a speed of over 30 mph for the big splash. The ride will operate with 12 flume boats that can seat up to 6 guests at a time. The track of The Super Flume Ride will be tactically entwined with that of The Junior Coaster generating a distinctive experience for our guests. The Junior Coaster, a family thrill ride, will be strategically interlaced with the new The Super Flume Ride. Riders will embark on an inimitable coaster as it bends and curves throughout the path of The Super Flume Ride, heightening their ride experience. The Junior Coaster is comprised of two enchantingly fabricated trains equipped with ADA access. 

In addition to the rides, Luna Park will open a new public space. Stillwell Avenue between Surf Avenue and the boardwalk will make its debut as brand new easily accessible open space that invites the community and visitors to relax and enjoy Coney Island. The public space will offer ample recreational opportunities with shaded seating, greenery and a colorful facade. Art installations, artful photo ops, and performances in this area will showcase the diverse traditions and culture of Coney Island. 

“Each season, our goal is to deliver the best thrills and experiences to our local community as well as the tourists that visit us each year,” said Alessandro Zamperla, President of Central Amusement International. “With the celebration of our 10th season and the addition of these new rides and spaces, we are excited to grow, provide quality entertainment, and bring the finest in amusement park innovations to New York City. We continue to restore the legacy of Coney Island by bringing new and exhilarating attractions and entertainment to our guests.” 

Luna Park takes pride in being New York City’s largest amusement destination and maintains its commitment to enhancing Coney Island year after year. Throughout the 2020 season, park-goers of all ages can anticipate new innovative rides and attractions, an increased environmentally friendly presence, delicious new food and beverage offerings and birthday themed festivities. Happy Birthday Luna Park! 


Named after an iconic piece of Coney Island's history, Luna Park is the largest amusement park and New York City’s most famous playground with a heritage that stretches back more than 130 years. Luna Park provides New Yorkers and tourists from around the world with a full destination experience of family friendly amusements, boardwalk eats, souvenir shops, thrill rides and special events. Each year, Luna Park continues to light up the famous Coney Island skyline with its timeless landmarks and novelties. In close proximity to nearly three miles of sandy beaches, two and a half miles of boardwalk and other top attractions, Luna Park, which employs more than 800 people, offers over 40 games, rides and roller coasters and is a fun-filled world-class destination for all ages. For more information about Luna Park in Coney Island, including a full list of rides, entertainment, food and more, please visit