Luna Park Opens for the Season

March 14, 2024 Desiree Homer

Coney Island’s Luna Park is getting a head start on all the warm weather fun as it opens up for the season on March 23th, 2024! This legendary amusement destination on the Brooklyn coast boasts a nostalgic and whimsical atmosphere that’s perfect for the whole family. Tucked behind the iconic and bustling Coney Island boardwalk, you’ll see incredible Atlantic Ocean views for a timeless seaside experience you won’t want to miss! 

Experience NYC’s Largest Amusement Park

Luna Park has been drawing people to its famous playground for years, which has classic attractions, rides, games, and entertainment. Plus there is some fantastic shopping and dining. This year, opening day is happening on March 23rd, when the season officially kicks off. Start planning your trip today!

Attractions & Rides

  • Tony’s Express- this family-friendly coaster honors the first-ever roller coaster built in America right on Coney Island.
  • Coney Island Cyclone- since its debut in 1927, the Cyclone has been one of Coney Island’s most recognizable and cherished amusements. With speeds up to 60 mph, you’re in for a thrilling ride!
  • Coney Tower- take in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Brooklyn before freefalling from high above the sky in this aerial excursion.
  • Thunderbolt- this coaster pays homage to the original Thunderbolt that was originally built in 1925. With a 90-degree drop, this ride is beyond adventurous. 
  • This is just the start! For a full list of Luna Park’s exhilarating rides and attractions, visit their site. 

Dining Spots

  • Nathan’s- this Coney Island classic is a must-have. Nathan’s has been a boardwalk favorite since 1916.
  • Ruby’s- the oldest bar-n-grill on the boardwalk has stood the test of time for a reason. 
  • Tom’s Coney Island- they have everything from pancakes to burgers, plus a second-story rooftop perfect for taking in the beautiful views.
  • Coney’s Cones- cool off with some traditional handcrafted gelato with 12 alternating flavors.

Beach Shops

  • Brooklyn Beach Shop- bring something local home with you with a wide variety of Coney Island memorabilia.
  • Last Stop Coney Island- find all the best keepsakes with authentic gifts and collectibles. 
  • Cyclone Shop- after riding the Cyclone, don’t forget to stop and grab your official ride photo. 

Get Your Wristbands!

The best way to experience all that Luna Park has to offer is to purchase one of their extraordinary wristbands. Your wristband includes four hours of fun and excitement with unlimited access* to Luna Park rides. *Please note: wristbands do not include Sky Chaser, Sling Shot, and Electric Eden Raceway.

The summer season may not be upon us quite yet, but Luna Park will soon be open for business. Beat the crowds this spring, get your wristbands, and see what the iconic Coney Island has to offer! The professionals at EMRG Media are here to help with all your party and event planning checklists. Let us help you get a head start on all your 2024 events!

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