Coney Island’s Luna Park looks to the public to name new attractions

August 14, 2019

The new log flume ride. Photo Credit: NYCEDC

Luna Park, home of the Coney Island Cyclone and Steeplechase, will welcome three new attractions–a ropes course, a log flume ride and a roller coaster–next year. The iconic seaside amusement park has turned to the public to name the new additions, which are set to open in 2020, AM New York reports.

New ropes course. Photo Credit: NYCEDC

A circus-themed area will house the ropes course, which will allow visitors to climb and zip line to get an aerial eyeful of the beach and boardwalk. The log flume ride and roller coaster will be unveiled in the weeks to come, with their own week-long naming contests.

Luna Park will be accepting name ideas for the new ropes course through Sunday, August 18. The log flume naming contest will open August 19 and the roller-coaster contest will open on August 26. The person who provides the winning name will get VIP access with 10 of their friends to Luna Park for a day.

New open air food and entertainment area. Photo Credit: NYCEDC

Central Amusement president Alessandro Zamperla said, “These competitions engage the community and allow amusement fans to directly impact Luna Park’s legacy. We look forward to seeing all the submissions.”

Contestants must be older than 18 and be U.S. citizens to enter. VIP access to the park includes unlimited rides and food. Winners will be notified via email by October 23. For more information, visit the Luna Park website.

As 6sqft reported last year, Central Amusement International was chosen to develop city-owned property within the park under a 10-year lease agreement. The new attractions are part of a development that will expand the park by 50 percent, to 450,000 square feet.


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