Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:06 pm

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SharkTums wrote:^I'm not super familiar with all the new Coney Island stuff and the Zamperla deal...are there any other non-Zamperla rides/attractions in the stuff that they run?

Obviously there's the Carousel and the Cyclone. Everything else is a Zamperla attraction except for their Sling Shot ride, which is a Funtime semi-portable installation, and (I believe) their Coney Island Raceway go-kart track. So it's not unprecedented for Central Amusements to reach out beyond Zamperla's portfolio for a specialty attraction.


From my readings on Coney Island... "In 2010 Antonio Zamperla S.p.A. was selected by CAI (Central Amusement International) to restore and renovate the Coney Island area, the company managed the amusement park in New York installing only Zamperla rides, representing a perfect test bed for new attractions before to launch them."

Unlike companies such as Intamin, Vekoma, or Bolliger & Mabillard that concentrate on larger and faster roller coasters, Zamperla focuses on more family-friendly roller coasters that can be easily mass-produced, taken down, and transported to different locations. They are also a major manufacturer of flat rides.

That being said, while Zamperla deserves praise for a 'job well-done,' I, myself, would have been happier to see some of the other companies mentioned above being invited to produce a greater, more exciting diversity of coasters! :lol:

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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:46 pm

Mike240SX wrote:
ObeyTheShihTzu! wrote:
larrygator wrote:
A.J. wrote:
SharkTums wrote:^I'm not super familiar with all the new Coney Island stuff and the Zamperla deal...are there any other non-Zamperla rides/attractions in the stuff that they run?

Obviously there's the Carousel and the Cyclone. Everything else is a Zamperla attraction except for their Sling Shot ride, which is a Funtime semi-portable installation, and (I believe) their Coney Island Raceway go-kart track. So it's not unprecedented for Central Amusements to reach out beyond Zamperla's portfolio for a specialty attraction.


From my readings on Coney Island... "In 2010 Antonio Zamperla S.p.A. was selected by CAI (Central Amusement International) to restore and renovate the Coney Island area, the company managed the amusement park in New York installing only Zamperla rides, representing a perfect test bed for new attractions before to launch them."

Unlike companies such as Intamin, Vekoma, or Bolliger & Mabillard that concentrate on larger and faster roller coasters, Zamperla focuses on more family-friendly roller coasters that can be easily mass-produced, taken down, and transported to different locations. They are also a major manufacturer of flat rides.

That being said, while Zamperla deserves praise for a 'job well-done,' I, myself, would have been happier to see some of the other companies mentioned above being invited to produce a greater, more exciting diversity of coasters! :lol:

Greedy Alice


Please tell me what is "family-friendly" about the death-machine Volares? :lmao:


Or the horrifying new Thunderbolt!

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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:33 pm

ObeyTheShihTzu! wrote:
From my readings on Coney Island... "In 2010 Antonio Zamperla S.p.A. was selected by CAI (Central Amusement International) to restore and renovate the Coney Island area, the company managed the amusement park in New York installing only Zamperla rides, representing a perfect test bed for new attractions before to launch them."

Greedy Alice


Just one slight correction

CAI is a subsidiary of Zamperla, they were selected by NYCEDC (New York City Economic Development Corporation) to manage Luna Park in 2010, the only non-Zamperla rides installed in new Luna Park was the Wild River log flume. Using Coney Island as a test bed for new Zamperla attractions is accurate.

Every time a new parcel of land has made available for new rides through an RFP (Request for Proposal) process, CAI has won the rights (Scream Zone, Thunderbolt, these newest additions)
The new Brooklyn Miniature Golf Course and the new slick race track adjoining it are on property still owned by Thor Equities.
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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:09 pm

EDIT: Put this in the wrong thread, my apologies.

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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby southcenter » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:46 pm

Can we call this Shoot-the-Chutes PLEASE? That would be AWESOME!!!

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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:18 pm

I would love it if Nathan's were to sponsor this ride and it has hot dog shaped boats. It would be the best flume ever.
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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:08 pm

As the summer is winding down, I decided to stop by Coney Island tonight to just walk around. The place really comes alive at night and the light packages for the old parachute tower and Thunderbolt are very impressive.
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Starting from the west, are the parachute tower (80% lighted) and the B&B Carousell
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Now fully lit
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The Brooklyn Cyclones had a night game so the area was busy tonight
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Future home of the flume between the B&B Carousel and Thunderbolt.
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This street (West 15th) to the east of Thunderbolt is where the ropes course will be built.
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The new AstroTower
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The Endeavor shows off its lights
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Continuing to move east, this is Stillwell Avenue, about 1/3 of this street will bcome shaded, receive benches turn into a game area.
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About 1/3 of West 12th Street will be reclaimed and turned into shaded food stands and seating.
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Looking out over Luna Park from the Boardwalk. Yes I skipped right over Deno's WonderWheel Park with the photos.
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The other new 2018 addition, Coney Clipper
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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby djmadmanray » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:44 am

Yes, the lighting packages look great. It's been years since I've been there at night so thanks for the report and great pictures!

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