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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for one general-admission ticket to Nights of Horror (a $30 value)
- $29 for two general-admission tickets to Nights of Horror (a $60 value)<p>
Every Friday through Sunday from October 12 to 28 starting at 6 p.m., Luna Park turns spooky. Amid the screams from the park’s many rides, a pair of enclosed mazes invites visitors in to experience the spine-tingling scenes of a haunted carnival and a spooky farmstead. Tickets include park entrance, unlimited access to all 12 rides, and entrance to both haunted mazes.
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 Coney Island Cyclone, 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.
The park recently unveiled an even bigger thrill—the 125-foot tall Thunderbolt roller coaster. Though it closes in October, it reopens in the spring and 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 Duck Pond challenge players’ skills at naming every animal’s Latin taxonomy.
“Add more rides for adults! :D but I had fun :)”
“Very close. as good as six flags but only closer, and no long lines :))) ”
“My kids had good time :)))))”