Coney Island draws millions of adventure seekers, day-trippers, weekenders and holiday-makers every year and is the holy Mecca of the best-known amusement parks in the world. Aptly nicknamed as the “Playground of the World”, Coney Island began its transformation in the late 80s from an apple grove into the most frequented destination for entertainment, leisure and recreation. For many, Coney Island is a childhood fantasy, a dreamland for all ages from young to old.
With over 130 years of history, today Coney Island is an entertainment destination, a seaside resort, and an upscale neighborhood in Brooklyn that offers 50+ amusement rides, water adventures, picnic outings, cabanas, dining, shopping, carnivals, and the list goes on. Aside from the splash and dive, there are fun attractions for kids like story book paddle boats of 5-foot-tall swans and dragons, and the family favorite Cincy mini golf course to display your toddler’s golf skills.
At Coney Island, the Sunlite Water Adventure is a crowd-pleaser and is everything you need to beat the summer heat. Pamper yourself with bath-houses, full-service tiki bar, or rent a private cabana with amenities and furnishing for 6-12 guests, priced around $80 – $160. Alternatively, you can shop for souvenirs, swimwear, accessories, and the fun-under-the sun kit at the island shop, in addition to enjoying American cuisine with scrumptious chicken quesadilla, Saratoga chips, feisty nachos, tacos, tortillas, cheese fries and the island’s all-time favorite cyclone hot dogs.
Undoubtedly, the Sunlite Water Adventure steals the show, as the world’s largest flat-surface re-circulating pool with over 3 million gallons of water. Spread over 2 acres, it’s estimated to be larger than a football field, and in the pipeline, is the soon to be opened world’s largest aqua glide pool obstacle course in the United State. It’s going to be featured under the challenge zone of over 150 feet with floating and climbing obstacles, slides, monkey bars, and balance beams, where the fun just gets bigger and better.
Another freaking water adventure at the Coney Island is the CannonBall Cove Dive, with 3-foot diving boards at over 9 feet in the air, and also the Typhoon Tower, the world’s largest erupting hydro-storm from a 33-feet tower. The Typhoon Tower has over 73 interactive play stations, and each one offers a different experience like never before. Not-to-miss at the Coney Island are the all-time raging water slides the Twister, the Cyclone, and the Silver Bullet, and the minimum height requirements for entry start from 36” to 48”.
Basic public amenities at Coney Island are dressing rooms, locker rental, showers, cabanas, pool tents, first aid, ATM/Cash, food courts, parking, and picnic area, with free Wi-fi available all over the park. Also, wheelchair or strollers are available for $5 per day and lockers at $10 for bath-houses. Premier amenities for cabanas include patio chairs, chaise lounges, beverages, mini-refrigerator, Aqua-vault, and outlets to charge devices, and weekday/weekend batch classes for swimming and water aerobics are exclusively open for season pass holders, from ages 3-61.
All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable and pets are not allowed and also, glass containers of any kind are strictly prohibited. Sale of 2021 season passes are available under two categories, the adventure pass and the splash pass, in addition to the daily tickets for weekdays, weekends and valid any day tickets. Season pass includes unlimited parking, unlimited admission entry, access to swimming and aerobic classes, access to 10-20% discount on food, beverages, merchandise and cabana rentals, and is free for children under 2 years.
Season passes are priced at $149.99 and $99.99 for ages 8-61, and $99.99 and $49.99 for ages 2-7, and valid any day tickets are priced at $27.49 for general admission, and $23.49 for seniors, and $20.49 for juniors, and after 4PM tickets are half-priced from $16.99-$13.99. Online tickets are easily available and are big money savers on pricing, in comparison to the tickets purchased at the park. For more details on pricing, visit the official website and follow the regular updates on their social media page. Beat the summer away with Coney Island, and experience a guaranteed entertainer of unlimited fun and live it up!
1208 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Directions: Google Maps
Phone: 718-373-5862 (Luna Park)