The gusty, fast-paced nature of roller coasters allows riders to achieve a natural wind-blown style or blast away stubborn elephant ears trapped between teeth. Soar toward a spotless grin with today's Groupon: for $24, you get admission to Luna Park at Coney Island in Brooklyn (a $48 total value). Admission includes:
- A wristband valid for four hours of unlimited rides (a $26 value)
- A Scream Zone pass including one ride on the Steeplechase and one ride on Soarin' Eagle (a $14 value)
- One ride on the famous Cyclone roller coaster (an $8 value)
- Groupons are accepted on the following dates (except holidays):
- Monday–Thursday from August 22, 2011, through September 1, 2011
- Saturday and Sunday from September 10, 2011, through October 2, 2011
- Monday–Thursday from May 29, 2012, through August 22, 2012
Home to the iconic wooden bends of the Cyclone, Luna Park galvanizes daredevils with 19 heart-racing rides and multiple tiers of rousing attractions. During hair-raising two-minute jaunts aboard the Cyclone, thrill seekers climb to an 85-foot peak before high-fiving gregarious clouds and dipping through a dozen drops at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. Visitors can test their vocal range in the Scream Zone, where the Soarin' Eagle coaster gives riders a bird’s eye view of Coney Island and the Steeplechase hurls pseudo equestrians from zero to 40 miles per hour in two seconds. Although not included with today's Groupon, park-goers can refuel at various snack centers peppered throughout the ridescape.
Luna Park at Coney Island
The successor to Coney Island’s iconic amusement parks of the 20th century, Luna Park delights families with games, entertainment, and attractions ranging from classic spinning teacups to "The Cyclone Roller Coaster", an 85-foot roller coaster originally built in 1927. As youngsters acclimate to adrenaline on low-fi rides such as the Big Top Express, a colorful circus train featuring clowns, elephants, and a bright-red caboose, bigger kids and stilt-wearing toddlers dive in to such exciting diversions as the Wild River, a log flume that culminates in a sopping, 40-foot plunge. Luna Park packs even bigger thrills into roller coasters such as the Steeplechase, which accelerates from zero to 40 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and the Soarin’ Eagle, which glides above crowds on the paths below. Throughout the day, games such as Whac-a-Mole and Duck Pond challenge players’ skills at naming every animal’s Latin taxonomy.