Come along for the new ride!
Luna Park–goers can line up for a new attraction on May 26 — the 140-foot-tall Astro Tower, which will lift thrill-seekers 14 stories into the Coney Island sky before dropping them in a free-fall punctuated by a series of bounces and twisting rotations.
But while they pause at the tower’s peak, riders will enjoy a sweeping view of the People’s Playground, and then a brief light show created by the attraction’s more than 5,200 colored lights.
The ride — located on the Riegelmann Boardwalk at W. 15th Street, next to the Endeavor ride and across from the Thunderbolt roller coaster — was named after the park’s historic rotating observation tower nearly double its size that was dismantled in 2013 amid fears that it would fall.
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