Deno’s Wonder Wheel
The pink-and-mint-green Deno’s Wonder Wheel dates back all the way to 1920. It is the best place to survey Coney Island from up high.
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New York Aquarium
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Ruby's Bar & Grill
The oldest and only dive bar on the Coney Island boardwalk is an institution: Ruby’s Bar & Grill has been around since 1934 and has...
The hot dog was invented in Coney Island in 1867 – which means that eating a frankfurter is practically obligatory here. The top choice:...
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Luna Park information
The most famous of the amusement parks on Coney Island, Luna Park, opened in 1903. A dream world with live camels and elephants, it's illuminated by more than a million bulbs. Today, it is still possible to ride the Wonder Wheel (opened in 1920) and the clackety Cyclone roller coaster (1927). The Cyclone ($9), is a wooden roller coaster that reaches speeds of 60mph and makes near-vertical drops.
The Cyclone is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are also newer rides, including the Thunderbolt ($10), a roller coaster with a 90-degree vertical drop and 100ft loops. Check online for opening days and times, which vary by month.