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Monday, May 31, 2010

CONEY ISLAND'S LUNA PARK OPENS ON TIME!

King Henry, left, entertains the kids with magic tricks at Luna Park, Saturday, May 29, 2010 in New York's Coney Island. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)





People enjoy one of the Surf's Up ride at Luna Park, Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Coney Island in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)



Olive Cole, 2, of Brooklyn rides the orange elephant at Dino's amusement park on of the Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Coney Island in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)




People enjoy one of the rides at the Luna Park, Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Coney Island in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)



Luna Park Opens On Time, Gets Good Reviews
After the politicians had their fun,


the new Luna Park officially opened to the public on yesterday, and so far has been getting fantastic reviews.


One visitor told the Daily News, "My dad and grandfather used to tell me about Luna Park and the old rides. I think this is just as good, just as beautiful." Just 12 of the 19 rides were up and running, and the park opened an hour later than planned, but they made up for it by making all the rides free for an hour and charging a reduced $15 for a four-hour unlimited pass.
In a few hours, Dick Zigun, Coney Island "Mayor" and founder of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, will be giving his State of Coney Island address, and a press release says it will include "the proposal for PEACE TALKS AND NEW STRATERGIES [sic] FOR AMUSEMENTS."


Peace would be nice, but somehow we don't think developer Joe Sitt is ready to raise the white flag just yet






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