Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:54 pm

^ Is there a Dark Ride in there, somewhere?
Just curious. :smile:
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby arby » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:49 am

Thanks for the update, Larry. When it opens this year I plan on making a trip up there to check it out.
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:24 am

Nrthwnd wrote:^ Is there a Dark Ride in there, somewhere?
Just curious. :smile:


Deno's Wonder Wheel Park has Spook House. It was refurbished after Hurricane Sandy. Although, they lost some classic stunts the totality of the new ride is much better. The ride features Spinning Pretzel Cars that don't spin. These are the only cars of this type currently in operation, until Wild Bill's completes their version.

Also, in the Independent rides area there is another dark ride, Ghost Hole. It is portable but has been set-up in this footprint for years. Good effects, but not as good of Deno's Spook House. It think both rides currently cost $7 each.

Here a link to a 2010 Photo TR that has a picture of the Ghost Hole facade
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:27 pm

Coney Island's The Cyclone Rollercoaster official Facebook page has shared some great photos of the latest work currently ongoing for the iconic ride's retracking!

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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:25 am

Before anyone asks.

There was no track on site for the Thunderbolt as of my drive by the park on February 13th.
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:27 am

Maybe I'll go back to Coney Island when the Cyclone re-opens this year - hopefully I'll like it better than I did the last time I rode it...
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby PhantomNick » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:05 am

I honestly don't remember, but I'm assuming the plan is to eventually retrack the entire layout, correct? For those that rode it recently, did the previously retracked section ride noticeably better?

Still very intrigued by Thunderbolt as well......looking forward to seeing some construction.
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby jynx242 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:27 am

It is awesome to see the Cyclone getting some love. It was definitely a "memorable" ride the two times I've visited :).

Looking forward to more news and updates from Coney Island!

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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:32 am

PhantomNick wrote:I honestly don't remember, but I'm assuming the plan is to eventually retrack the entire layout, correct? For those that rode it recently, did the previously retracked section ride noticeably better?


Yes, it does ride better in the retracked sections. But in all honesty I have no had trouble in any of the middle rows. I always suggest avoiding the front and last rows of each car if you are leery.
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby _koppen » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:26 pm

Really interesting photos of this old classic. I know Antonio Zamperla talked a bit about how they could put on new trains on the ride, and still preserve the classic feeling, at IAAPA a few years ago. Wonder if those plans are still in the works?
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