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Luna Park in Coney Island Continues Expansion with a New Ride for the 2013 Season: Water Mania

BROOKLYN, NY, May 23, 2013 – Ride enthusiasts from New York and beyond will have extra reasons to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Luna Park, as the iconic amusement park will be welcoming the first of its newest attractions, Water Mania on Memorial Day. This new ride advances the park’s ongoing mission to enrich and expand this family-friendly destination, which currently includes the Soarin’ Eagle, Boardwalk Flight, The Tickler, Coney Island Raceway, the world-renowned Cyclone Rollercoaster and more.

 

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Water Mania will make its world premiere at Luna Park and will be one of the largest capacity rides in Coney Island, featuring 12 four-seater cars, offering a total 48-passenger capacity. As the first ride of its kind, Water Mania is reminiscent of dueling tea-cups, with each passenger seated in front of a water blaster. This attraction will also feature interactive cannons for non-riders to soak friends and family who are on the ride.

 

“As we maintain our original attractions and add new ones to Luna Park, this season we demonstrate our commitment to Coney Island and our mission to be an innovative and exciting place for visitors of all ages,” says Valerio Ferrari, President of Central Amusement International, operator of Luna Park.

 

Luna Park is a project of Central Amusement International (CAI), which was designated by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYC EDC) to operate the amusement park for a 10-year period. Central Amusement International (CAI) built the 3.16-acre Luna Park in just over three months at a cost of more than $15 million, with support from the City of New York, local residents, community organizations and Coney Island fans throughout the world.

Luna Park features 21 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. Luna Park provides New Yorkers and tourists the opportunity to experience a variety of family-friendly events and thrill rides including the historic Cyclone Rollercoaster, “Air Race,” the “Soarin’ Eagle,” “Coney Island Raceway,” and “Boardwalk Flight.” In close proximity to the beach, boardwalk and other top attractions, Luna Park is an admirable destination for any age to enjoy.

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