For $15, today's side deal gets you a one-day unlimited pass to Nights of Horror at Luna Park on Coney Island from Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31 (up to a $30 value).
- Experience Coney Island's newest amusement park with a Halloween-inspired twist
- Wander through a haunted maze
- Hop on 12 rides
- Have a night of fright and fun
- Open Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m.–midnight and Sunday from 5 p.m.–10 p.m.
While there are no reviews for Nights of Horror, the event garnered press from the New York Daily News and the New York Post. Although Yelpers give the park a 2.5-star average, more than 3,500 Facebookers are fans:
- The amusement park, which is run by the Italian firm Zamperla, helped give Coney its best season in 46 years, with 14 million visitors to the beach and Boardwalk. – Erica Pearson, New York Daily News
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 WindstarZ, a hang-gliding simulator. As youngsters acclimate to adrenaline on low-fi rides like the Seaside Swing, a giant swing with back-to-back bench seats that swings visitors of all ages high into the air, bigger kids and stilt-wearing toddlers dive into 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 0 to 40 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and the Soarin’ Eagle, which glides above crowds on the paths below.
For those looking for an even bigger thrill, the park has a line of Extreme Thrill attractions. The historic Coney Island Cyclone, first opened in 1927, keeps thrill-seekers screaming for its 12 drops, including an 85-foot drop at 60 miles per hour. The recently-unveiled 125-foot tall Thunderbolt roller coaster sends riders careening up to 55 miles per hour and over 115 feet in the air. Throughout the day, games such as Whac-a-Mole and Whopper Water allow players to compete against each other for prizes.