Coney Island Reopening for the Season With Free Wonder Wheel Rides This Sunday


Update: Due to predictions of snow for Sunday, Coney Island has rescheduled its opening-day celebration for 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26.

Along with the spring equinox, this Sunday, March 20, will mark the reopening of Coney Island’s Luna Park and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. 

Following the annual inaugural “Blessing of the Rides,” the first 96 people in line for the Wonder Wheel (which this year celebrates its 96th anniversary) and the first 100 in line for the Cyclone will ride for free.

Rides open at 11:30 a.m.

Below, a video, via Amusing the Zillion, of freshly painted cars’ recent return to the Wonder Wheel after their winter hiatus.


The Coney Island Parachute Jump. Photo by Michael Tapp

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