Roller coasters were developed to counter the dull pace of early amusement-park attractions such as the ennui house and tilt-a-loiter. Experience modern thrills with this Groupon.
$22 for a Rides and Roller Coasters Package (Up to $44 Value)
- One wristband valid for unlimited rides on all 19 attractions on any day, including the weekend, at Luna Park (up to a $30 value)
- Credit for one ride each on the Steeplechase and Soarin’ Eagle roller coasters at the Scream Zone (a $14 value)
Luna Park in 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.
Soon, the park will unveil an even bigger thrill—the 125-foot tall "Thunderbolt" roller coaster, currently under construction, will send riders careening up to 65 miles per hour over more than 2,000 feet of track. Throughout the day, games such as Whac-a-Mole and Duck Pond challenge players’ skills at naming every animal’s Latin taxonomy.