How Much Does Coney Island Cost?
Luna, Park, located in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, is an open gate amusement park that works on a pay per ride basis. Visitors can either pay per ride with a special debit card or can purchase an all-day wristband.
How much does it cost?
- While many amusement parks have a general entry fee that includes everything in the park, the prices for the rides at Coney Island differ from one ride to another. Amusingthezillion.com says that there are 64 rides in the said amusement park. Each of these has its individual prices.
- In the 2011 article of the Brooklyn Paper, the major rides in the amusement park were featured. It is reported that it costs $42 to ride all four attractions at Scream Zone, a new addition to the park. Another attraction with five rides called Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park costs $25 (for all 5 rides). The Slingshot, which is considered to be the most exciting ride in the Surf Avenue Park, costs $20.
- Other attractions include the Steeplechase and the Zenobio. The former is a mini-coaster that pays homage to the original Coney horse racing ride and costs $7 while the latter is a dollar more. At $8, one can experience the joy of being somersaulted through the sky by a 100-foot-tall beam.
- For more information, you can visit amusement park’s official site at LunaParkNYC.com or ConeyIslandFunGuide.com for some guides on the rides and attractions you can take.
Big Top Express
$15 to $25
Break a Plate
Coney Island Hang Glider
Coney Island Sound
Coney Island Raceway
$4 to $8
Three Point Challenge
$8 to $10
NOTE: Each credit can cost $1 each. If you just buy each credit individually, expect to pay the prices above. However, the more credits you purchase, the cheaper these rides can be. These are prices to give you a good idea of what you will be paying and are current as of 2012.
What is going to be included?
- Basically, each ride has its individual price. Thus, one is only eligible for the ride for which he has paid. However, you can go for some packages that are offered. As mentioned, you can get all the rides in the particular park all in a single payment. ScreamZone, for example, offers all the four rides at just $42.
- As mentioned, there are several rides you can find on Coney Island. However, you can take on the major attraction rides of Coney Island such as Cyclone Rollercoaster, Electro SpinSoarin’ Eagle, Brooklyn Flyer, Wild River and the Slingshot. You can check the site of Luna Park, Coney Island for the complete list.
- Luna Park includes 19 attractions. These are all grouped as Thrill Rides, Family Rides and Kiddie Rides. Included in the Thrill Rides are Air Race, Brooklyn Flyer, Eclipse, Electro Spin, The Tickler and Wild River. Family Rides, on the other hand, include Balloon Expedition, Circus Coaster, Coney Island Hang Glider, Coney Island Sound, Coney Tower, Lynn’s Trapeze and Surf’s Up. Finally, Kiddie Rides include Beach Shack, Big Top Express, Happy Swing Mermaid Parade, Speed Boat and Tea Party.
- It must be known that rides and attractions that are open at noon and run until the late evening during the week may run until the early morning on weekends.
What are the extra costs?
- Lodging. If you are planning to have an overnight stay at Coney Island, you must set aside some of your for your lodging. It must be known that there is no lodging on Coney Island. However, there are a few hotels in Sheepshead Bay, which is just a ride away from the amusement park.
- Food. There are many food options in the park, especially the hot dog stands for which Coney Island is famous.
Tips to know:
- Coney Island is a seasonal center operating roughly between Easter and Halloween. Rides and attraction are generally open on weekends from Easter until Memorial Day, all week long from Memorial Day until Labor Day, and then weekends from Labor Day until the end of October.
- The Coney Island Museum is also open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 PM all year round.
- The beach and boardwalk are open all year round, and Nathan’s Hot Dogs and the New York Aquarium are open almost every day of the year.
How can I save money?
- Always plan your rides. You may go for a packaged ride and find out that most of the rides included are not of interest to you. Thus, you are just wasting your money.
- Check for all you can ride discounts. Sometimes you may be able to pay a flat fee to be able to ride a majority of the rides all day.
- Look for discounts given for taking multiple rides. You can always save money that way.
- If you are going with a large group, there may be group rates available.