After millions of dollars in repairs from the devastating Hurricane Sandy, Coney Island attractions will be reopened come this Sunday.
All of Coney Island’s rides needed to have their electrical and motor systems redone from the massive flooding and sand. The fix comes right on time, as Spring just began in the city.
“Considering the damage, it’s fantastic that we completed the repairs in time [for the new season],” said Valerio Ferrari, president of Zamperla USA, which runs Luna Park, Scream Zone and other boardwalk attractions.
This Sunday will only be the opening of the Cyclone roller coaster, Luna Park, the Scream Zone and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, but more will be reopening in the coming months. The New York Aquarium will be later this spring, Coney Island USA’s famous sideshows in May and Nathan’s Famous’ flagship Surf Avenue store by Memorial Day.