Adult Rides were a Coney Island invention starting with Steeple Chase Park at the turn of the Century. Today Coney still has loads of Roller Coasters including the world famous Cyclone.
While bigger playgrounds might have faster and bigger rides, experts will tell you that no roller coaster in the world will scare the willy's out of you like Coney's 80 years old Cyclone!
Brooklyn invented the Roller Coaster when on June 16th, 1884, LaMarcus A. Thompson
opened the "switchback", an unimpressive railcar that used gravity to move it
over a track. In 1927, the greatest Roller Coaster of all time was opened,
and still stands today as a testimony that the science of thrill creation
is truly an Art! This 100 second nine hill ride is the most thrilling roller
coaster ever invented. What! - you say, but does it turn you upside down! So much
for what you think you know. Try the Cyclone if you dare. But please! use the bathroom prior to boarding!
Despite the rumor, innovation at Coney didn't end in the 1940's. Coney has always been home to state of the art entertainment and continues to do so.
While the "Breakdancer", a most popular ride with the locals with it's driving music and DJ Disco ride mechanic,
may not be the most upto date adventure in the world, when built, it was one of the first of it's kind, and is kept up-to-date
with enthusiastic music and loads of color! Coney Island is also home to a Virtual Reality
Movie ride, similar to the "Back to the Future" ride elsewhere. This sort of investment is sure to keep
Coney the place of dreams for years to come...
Action and excitement is plentyful at Coney Island. The sights and sounds can not be beat.
Besides the Himalaya shown here, and the Fountain shown below, Spook Houses,
side shows, Go Karts, Batting Ranges, Disco Bumper Cars (a personal favorite),
The Tilt Roller Coaster, the Wonder Wheel (show on the previous page),
Astro Tower, The Star Ship enterprise, The Giant Slide, and more, this is only the beginning
of the fun at Coney Island!
Game, Games and more Games permeate
the sidewalks and alley's of Coney Island. Skeet Ball is a big family pass time and
we bowl wooden balls down a lane, up a slope and POP, into hoops to score points!
100 points gets you a ticket! Collect the tickets and cash them in at the end of the day
for prizes! Coney Island has more shooting galleries then any track of land in America -
and we're talking the legal kind!
Shoot Turkeys, Cowboys, Frogs and Bears to your hearts delight. Test your skills against moving
pop-up targets, standing paper targets and Cartoon Characters, and electronic targets. If you can't
shoot a rifle, try a water gun, or shoot some hoops! Impress yourself and your Gal
and win a prize.
Try one of the make-believe racing games. Almost anything can be raced on Coney's
Bowery from Camels and Horses and beyond. Try your hand at Darts and nearly any other form of
carnival game that you can think of. Coney Island's full of them and almost no one ever comes home empty handed.
No wonder that the Teddy Bear was invented in Brooklyn!
Unlike other amusement parks, Coney Island wasn't just built on any available cheap piece of land that they could find.
Coney is built on one of the most exciting waterfront areas of the world.
Its position, a natural jetty off of the most southern corner of Brooklyn into the Atlantic Ocean, is vivacious
and crackles with life. The wind rips off the ocean surf adding the perfect ambiance for an exciting day of Sun and Surf.
Music, Boats, Planes, and periodically even the Air Force
converge on Coney Island all at once, adding to the newly refurbished Boardwalk exiting activity. And with a Beach that stretches out for miles,
one can have a uniquely international experience. The persona of Coney is
as the the City of Brooklyn itself. Nearly every language can be heard on the beaches, and every style of food and drink available
in its store fronts. In fact, it is rumored that Neptune Avenue sports one of the most famous and best Pizzeria's in New York.
On Jewish Holidays Kosher food can be found. And lets not forget Nathans - NUFF SAID!
Finally - lets not forget the Kids!
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