Coney Island Luna Park innovates on Sky Chaser, Super Flume, J2SK Coaster

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) – Coney Island’s famed Luna Park on Tuesday unveiled plans to expand new attractions and pedestrian plazas that are slated to open for the 2022 season.

The expansion includes a new ropes course, appropriately named the Sky Chaser, as well as the Super Flume and J2SK Coaster, a log channel intertwined with exhilarating roller coasters creating a whole new unique experience for guests.

In addition to the three new attractions, Luna Park is transforming three streets into landscaped pedestrian plazas between Wonder Wheel Way and the Coney Island Boardwalk.

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The new rides will be located in long abandoned land nestled between the Minor League Stadium and Luna Park, and the foundation is already in place with the tracks in place.

The city owns the land and leased it to Central Amusement International, which manages Luna Park.

“Luna Park will unveil two bespoke Zamperla rides,” said Central Amusement International President Alessandro Zamperla. “A roller coaster, the J2SK Coaster and the Super Flume ride.”

The plans were in place but were delayed by the pandemic.

“The whole year there was no Luna Park, and there really was no Coney Island,” New York Deputy Parks Commissioner David Cerron said. “And I think that makes this moment so much more meaningful and exciting.”

And while Luna Park reopened last summer, crowds weren’t what they usually are and businesses struggled. The new attractions could help.

“It’s probably going to get a lot of people into Luna Park, for things to do for the kids and stuff like that, but it should be interesting,” said Ruby’s Bar manager David McBarnett. “I don’t ride a roller coaster, but it should be cool.”

In addition to the attractions, there will be three newly renovated pedestrian areas with kiosks and carnival stalls. But plans for these have also changed due to the pandemic.

“Instead of having all the containers, all the kiosks, attached to each other, we actually created a space between them,” Zamperla said. “COVID has informed us a lot about construction, safety, and we’ve changed some of the plans. “

The plazas will be an outdoor entertainment destination with food, games and outlets, adorned with shaded seating and greenery.

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Named after an iconic piece in Coney Island history, Luna Park is New York’s largest amusement park and the Big Apple’s most famous playground – with a legacy stretching back over 130 years. years.

Luna Park lights up the famous Coney Island skyline with its timeless charm, historic landmarks, and exciting novelties.

Adjacent to nearly three miles of sandy beaches, a three-and-a-half-mile boardwalk, and other top attractions, Luna Park – which employs over 1,200 people – offers more than 50 games, rides and roller coasters.

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