New in 2013: Como Cruisers
Lake Como is home to a new ride in 2013. Take the helm of Coney`s new Como Cruisers boat ride on historic Lake Como. Check out more information here.
Coney Opens for the 2013 Season in May
Cincinnati`s oldest amusement park will enter its 127th year of operation on Memorial Day weekend, 2013. Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming season, including special events like the LaRosa`s Balloon Glow on July 3rd.
125th Birthday Bash at Coney Island
Saturday, June 18th Coney is celebrating its 125th birthday. The official day is Tuesday, June 21st. But Coney is celebrating a few days early. There are plenty of special events planned that day including:
-After 4pm Super special pricing: Sunlite Pool $5.95 per person, classic rides $5.95 per person, or Pool and Rides Combo ticket of $9.95 per person!
-Q102 will be live from 6-9pm, and will be giving away hundreds of birthday prizes.
-$1.25 concessions specials all day long
-Free Hot Dogs from John Morrell from 4-7pm near Lakeside Pavilion
-Complimentary birthday cake, while supplies last.
-Historical Memoribilia display inside Lakeside pavilion, including the Centennial Time Capsule items
-Coney`s rides will stay open until 10pm, and Sunlite Pool will stay open until 9pm (the pool area will remain open for fireworks viewing).
-At 10pm, Rozzi`s Famous Fireworks will celebrate the event with a spectacular fireworks display.
2011 marks Coney`s 125th anniversary
2011 Season passes are now on sale for only $89.95 (ages 5+). For more information on 2011 season passes, please visit Coney`s official website at http://www.coneyislandpark.com/info_purchase.php for addtional information and to purchase passes. If you purchase four or more passes, you can save $5 off of each pass!
2011 marks Coney`s 125th birthday. As part of the 125th Anniversary, Coney is holding a Commemorative brick program. For additional information on this program, including pricing, visit this page on Coney`s website. Coney will also make a donation on behalf of all brick holders to Cincinnati Children`s Hospital Medical Center, a longtime friend and partner of the park. The official birthday is June 21st. That is also when the time capsule in front of Moonlite Gardens will be opened (that was placed there in 1986, for Coney`s centennial.
Be sure to check out this site, and the forums here, for any information about special events related to the 125th anniversary season.
History of the Island Queen, New Historical Photos
Check out a new history feature on Coney Island Central detailing the history of the Island Queen. River travel used to be an integral part of Coney Island. Check out the history of the main steamer and see some unique pictures of the fine vessel. Read more here.
Also, several new historical images including many of the Island Queen, and a few showcasing items that once resided at Coney being relocated to Kings Island have been added to the historical photo gallery. See the new images here. As always, if anyone has any historical pictures from Coney Island that they are willing to share, please let me know!
2010 Season Pass Sale & Park closed until Memorial Day Weekend 2010
2010 season passes are now on sale for only $99.95 (ages 5 and up) now through April 1st. Junior passes (2-4 years old) are available for only $29.95. For more information on 2010 passes, and to purchase season passes, visit Coney`s season pass page here: http://www.coneyislandpark.com/info_purchase.php
Sunlite Pool and Coney`s classic rides will open for the 2010 season on Memorial Day weekend, 2010.
Coney introduces the Twister in 2009
Coney will introduce the Twister water slide complex in 2009. The complex features four water slides; two body slides and two tube slides. Construction is set to begin in the spring on the $2 million project, with the slides opening with Sunlite Pool for Memorial Day weekend, 2009.
Coney Island to add three new attractions in 2008
For the 2008 season, Coney will be adding three new attractions. Turtle Parade will be a kiddie ride with turtle shaped cars. Additionally, River Runner, a viking ship, will debut on the banks of Lake Como. The third new attraction to debut will be a Eurobungy Dome, and it will be an upcharge attraction.
For more information, visit here.