Luna Park in Coney Island Celebrates Its Italian Heritage with Unique Venetian Celebration

BROOKLYN, NY, May 24, 2013 – Amusement venture Luna Park in Coney Island is beginning its fourth summer season by hosting a private event with Zamperla S.p.A. and the Italian Consulate entitled, “Venice Meets Coney Island” at Steeplechase Plaza on Thursday, May 24 at 11:00am.

The event is being held to honor Italian ingenuity in the U.S. and is part of an overall Italy in U.S. 2013 celebration by the Italian government. An Italian band will be serenading guests throughout the night, as well as two aerialists who will perform acrobatic stunts and routines around the vicinity.


Luna Park features 19 rides by Zamperla S.p.A. – the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of amusement attractions – as well as a world-class mix of games, entertainment and food. For more information about Luna Park, including a full list of rides, entertainment, food and more, please see the Luna Park fact sheet or visit www.LunaParkNYC.com.

About Luna Park:
Named after an iconic piece of Coney Island’s history, Luna Park (www.LunaParkNYC.com) continues to represent the largest investment of amusement ventures for its area in decades. Luna Park offers New Yorkers and tourists alike the opportunity to experience a variety of family-friendly events, along with thrill rides which include the historic Cyclone Roller Coaster. In close proximity to the beach, boardwalk and other top attractions, Luna Park is a desirable destination for any age to enjoy.

About Central Amusement International:
Central Amusement International, LLC is an international amusement park planner, developer and operator whose management team has more than 150 years of combined amusement industry experience. CAI was founded in 2002 with the goal of establishing a seasonal amusement park in New York City’s Central Park. That vision came to fruition in the summer of 2003, when CAI opened the gates of its first amusement park, Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink. Seven successful years later, CAI opened Luna Park in Coney Island, a brand new amusement destination that helped America’s Playground see its most successful summer in decades.

About Zamperla:
Antonio Zamperla S.p.A., in conjunction with Zamperla, Inc., designs and manufactures amusement rides. The Zamperla family has been creating great amusement attractions since the mid-1800s. Based out of Altavilla Vicentina (Vicenza), Italy, Antonio Zamperla S.p.A. is the largest designer and manufacturer (by annual volume) of amusement park rides in the world. Crafting everything from timeless carousels to iconic Ferris Wheels to world-class roller coasters, Antonio Zamperla S.p.A. draws on the Italian tradition of fine artistry to create attractions that inspire the playful nature in all. Every attraction and project undertaken that carries the Antonio Zamperla, S.p.A. name is conducted with precision, quality and care.

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