What Are the Best Rides at the Coney Island?

North America | | September 27, 2011 at 12:30 am




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Coney Island is famous for being the home to some of the most exciting rides that currently exists in the world. In this article, we’ll be discussing about some of the most thrilling rides you can enjoy at the amusement area of Coney Island.

Coney Island

Wonder Wheel:

This ride was constructed in the year 1918 and was opened for public use in 1920. The Wonder Wheel possesses both rocking and stationary cars sliding along the track. It can accommodate 144 riders at a time. The height of the Wonder Wheel is 150 feet; it weighs more than 2,000 tons. The entire circumference of the wheel is outlined with neon tunes, which gives it an enchanting appearance during the nighttime. The Wonder Wheel is a part of the Denos Wonder Wheel Amusement Park.

Wonder Wheel

The Cyclone:

This ride is basically a rollercoaster constructed in the year 1927. You will find the Cyclone while moving across from the Astroland. It is one of US’s oldest wooden roller coasters that are in operation till date. Due to the sheer entertainment it provides, the Cyclone is extremely popular among both the local and touring rollercoaster aficionados.

The Cyclone

B & B Carousell:

This ride is the last conventional carousel of the Coney Island. The ride is located near the place that used to have the old entrance of the Luna Park. Currently, the region is crowded by a number of furniture stores. This carousel runs must faster compared to the other rides of its kind. The death of the old operator of this carousel sent the ride for an auction. Fans of this ride feared that it would be broken and sold to collectors; however, nothing like that happened. The B & B Carousell was purchased by the New York City only some days of the scheduled auction date. The ride was then dismantled and the local government has plans of reinstalling it in some other venue of Coney Island, very shortly.

B and B Carousell

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