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Postby PointeBreak » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:11 am

Hey, if it comes as far as the Gold Coast, that's good enough for Australians! :) It would be really great if it was located along the beachfront of Surfers Paradise.

You DO have Luna Park. Ok, that's not going to be as good as an Astroland/Cyclone combo but the GC is a logical spot for a boardwalk park and we don't have one of those yet.

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Postby downunder » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:34 am

^Luna Park Sydney is very desolate, not much there. It used to be fun before the ghost train fire, I only went a few times as a little kid but I have vivid memories.

It would be nice to add Coney Islands rides at Luna Park Sydney but that place is ruled by developers waiting for the state government to cave in and let them build high rises.

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Coney Island (Luna Park) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:56 pm

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/12/nyregion/12coney.html

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After a year of ultimatums, threats and stop-and-go negotiations, the Bloomberg administration has agreed to pay $95.6 million to a developer for seven acres in the heart of Coney Island, in a crucial step forward for its vision of turning the faded and dormant seaside amusement district into a glittering destination reminiscent of its heyday, according to executives on both sides of the negotiations.

The city’s deal with the developer, Joseph J. Sitt, capped a long standoff between the two sides, with each claiming it had the best plan for the revival of the fabled playground, but neither able to bring those plans to fruition in a deadly real estate market.

The city will announce the deal on Thursday, but the reality of a revived Coney Island remains a long way off.

Mr. Sitt began buying land in Coney Island in 2005, promising a modern, Las Vegas-style resort with hotels and condominiums among the rides. Today, much of the land sits vacant. While the Cyclone roller coaster, the Wonder Wheel and Nathan’s hot dog stand remain, the Thunderbolt, Child’s restaurant and even the Astroland amusement park are gone — cleared away for new ventures that were never built.

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Postby HEADCHEEZ » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:58 pm

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FINALLY!! :br
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Postby The Disneylander » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:11 pm

I'll believe it when I see some groundbreaking.

The Coney Island fiasco has gone on a bit too long for me to rely on things like this to stoke my hope, but maybe this will prove me wrong.

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Postby Airtime&Gravity » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:14 pm

Sounds interesting, and hopefully the development finally gets built. Although with how long it has taken to get here, I'm sure that if the project does end up getting built, that it will go through several more changes. That being said, I still have my doubts that this project will ever be completed.

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Postby piers » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:15 pm

This is good news, it is a place I have always wanted to visit/get mugged at.

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Postby larrygator » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:51 pm

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Postby Swiminn6 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:02 pm

I remember a long long time ago reading about this and looking it up on google and it looked amazing. Here is what I found that was envisioned for the park.

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Postby Speeddeamon128 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:30 pm

I hope this does go into effect. I enjoyed my few visits to Coney Island & think the place could some new life!
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