Coney Island Amusement Parks To Reopen After Lengthy COVID Closures

Coney Island's beloved amusement parks are set to reopen to visitors on Friday after being closed all of last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park and Luna Park will open at 33 percent capacity, per state guidelines.

"The Coney Island amusement rides are synonymous with summer in Brooklyn, and their closures last year was a painful blow for all of us," Borough President Eric Adams said in a statement. “We are thrilled to see the amusement district come back better than ever, which will revitalize the local economy and allow visitors to enjoy the unique attractions with their friends and families.’’

The traditional "blessing of the rides" will kick off the season on the Coney Island boardwalk on 10 a.m. Friday, followed by an "egg cream christening" of the Cyclone roller coaster at 11 a.m.

To mark the occasion, the first 100 frontline workers (hospital employees, police officers and firefighters) to show up will get a free spin on the Wonder Wheel.

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