Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park Announces New Family Coaster for 2021

© Deno's Wonder Wheel Park
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, located in Coney Island, has announced the addition of Phoenix, a brand new suspended family roller coaster for Summer 2021.  The park, along with the rest of the Coney Island attractions, was never able to open during 2020 so the park is extra-excited to be adding their largest attraction ever next year.  Featuring bright red track and yellow supports, the ride will feature family friendly thrills but be large enough to attract adult riders, too.

The new coaster was officially revealed through this article in USA Today, so be sure to check it out for more details and an animated video of the Phoenix coaster.

© Google Maps
The new coaster will take up a big portion of the edge of the park seen in the bottom left of this aerial of the park.  For those not familiar, Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park is located right between several parcels that are operated under Luna Park, with the Wonder Wheel as their long standing big draw.  

Phoenix will stand 68 feet tall and hit 34 miles per hour, though those are really the only statistics revealed so far.  RCDB is reporting that the ride is being manufactured by Vekoma, which makes sense as they have created several family style suspended coasters in the past few seasons across the globe.  

Coney Island was set to have at least one new family coaster in 2020 as part of Luna Park's latest expansion, but there is no word yet on if that ride will also be moving forward for the 2021 season.