16 – New York for Piccolas and Piccolos : Coney Island and Luna Park

Nothing compares to a summer day spent in Coney Island, enjoying the sea breezes, the sound of the beach, the ballet of waves, and the classic, legendary boardwalk. Start by walking along the 2.5-mile (4 km) boardwalk absorbing the nice atmosphere: the surf, the rides, the arcades, the legendary hot dogs at the original Nathan’s, the growing New York Aquarium, and the super fun Luna Park. A great family day is guaranteed!

the vibe at Brighton beach’s legendary boardwalk and luna park: coney island means a lot of fun. Photo: @lucascompan


Luna Park gathers classic rides like the 1918 Wonder Wheel and the 1927 Cyclone roller coaster – along with plenty of state of the art scream new machines and gentle thrills for little ones including a carousel. Watch this exciting video below.


Luna Park is synonymous with summer. Summer means fun. Hence, Luna Park equals fun. A lot of fun. It's an oasis where adults become kids, and kids go crazy. Luna Park is located in Coney Island, which is a great spot in Brooklyn and it's just a subway ride away. Coney Island is well known as Times Square – but is way more fun. Watch this video and take a fun tour.


100 years of Coney Island: then and now


How to get here

By subway you get to Coney Island taking the F, D or N train to Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue, the B train to Brighton Beach or the Q train to either Brighton Beach or Coney Island/Stillwell Ave stops – and any of the two stops in between (Ocean Parkway or New York Aquarium/West 8 Street). Always check out the MTA New York City's subway schedule or download their app to your mobile device. The Cyclone, the almost centenary roller coaster, the Wonder Wheel and the Parachute Jump are official New York City landmarks. Both the Cyclone and Wonder  Wheel date from the 1920s and are still in operation.


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