Guest Post by Shaniqua Garvin of Brown Media Mama —
A couple of weeks ago on a gorgeous sunny day I had the opportunity to visit Coney Island’s Luna Park in Brooklyn, NY. I haven’t been there since I was a kid and I was so stoked to smell the beach just past the boardwalk.
After getting my unlimited ride wristband I jumped on the Historic B&B Carousel before later exploring into the boardwalk and park.
A great feature at Luna park is the cashless system during the day of exploring. There is the unlimited rides wristband (that I mentioned) which gives you 4 hours of rides and other add-on features starting at $20 for kids and $35 for adults. Your wrist is scanned at each line before you ride and you’re on your way.
The other option would be the card purchase which gives you credits starting as low as $1 going all the way up to $100. You can check the complete price list for more details.
A new ride which caught me by surprise was the Rockin Tug which at first observations appeared simple going back an forth…until it started spinning. For the non-thrill seekers like me you can use the number guide (with one being the mildest) which rates each ride before getting on. I noticed numbers one through three, perhaps it went higher – but I was staying far away from everything that went upside down like the new Thunderbolt.
I joined with fellow bloggers for some #ConeyIslandFun and many continued on to try the swings, the tickler and even hopped over to the connecting park Deno’s for the Wonder wheel.
Afterwards we took a much needed break to have lunch with all of us choosing Nathan’s (of course). Some exciting things happening is the opening of Walbergers, the starting of the cyclones season and one of my favorite features – birthday parties at the park.
For the full events list be sure to check out the website and stay connected on social media @LunaParkNYC.
The writer was provided with complementary tickets to Luna Park in return for an honest review.