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 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.