There’s so much to see at the colourful Coney Island that it warrants two posts!
We take a wander around Luna Park the largest of the amusement parks, full of high octane, scream inducing, rides.
Steeplechase Park was an amusement park created by George C. Tilyou which operated from 1897 to 1964.
It was the first of the three original iconic large parks built on Coney Island, the other two being Luna Park (1903) and Dreamland (1904).
The rather creepy face of Tillie, a man with a huge grin and far too many teeth, came to symbolise the Steeplechase Park and would become synonymous with Coney Island.
He is just one of the many haunting faces of ‘fun’ that can be found dotted around the place!
As well as hair raising rides and ‘fun’ characters there are the usual try your luck stalls including the famous whacamole!
The hubby decides to try his luck at whacking the crap out of that pesky mole….
Here’s another hell nope ride for your enjoyment…
Here it is getting higher and higher…
And then whirling, it takes flight!
Another highlight of Coney Island it is has an actual BOARDWALK!! Yes! The star of so many 60s ballads and tunes.
Packed full of diners, sweet treats and sun drenched tourists, it’s a magnet for crowds.
Above is one of the places original attractions – Deno’s Wonder Wheel.
The boys of summer are loitering about above – sun seeker gets his kit off!
The sand and sea seems like a world away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan but your are still technically in Brooklyn.
Garish colours abound all around the boardwalk, from tourist tat shops to painted walls.
I’m a big fan of a painted wall and I am spoilt for choice in Coney Island.
Here’s the famous wonder wheel doing its thing.
More traditional American thrills with the spookarama ghost train. Feels just like being in a 1980s film 🙂
In fact we even find a replica of the famous Zoltan machine from the famous Tom Hank’s film Big.