Discover Coney Island : its history and revelry

Discover Coney Island : its history and revelry

Coney Island is a peninsular in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. It is a popular tourist destination for its fascinating beaches and entertainment activities.

Coney Island is bordered by the Sea Gate on the west. To the east of the island, there are the popular beaches of Manhattan and Brighton. In the south, there is the Lower Bay, and at its north there is Gravesend. Coney Island is famous destinations for joyful merry-making and festivity.

The Island features more than 50 rides, theme parks and live entertainment activities. Every year, millions of tourists crowd the island in order to have a good time by riding on the various rides, playing entertaining games, and visiting the wonderful theme parks. Let us discover the history and revelry of Coney Island with eDreams.

Coney Island's history

Coney Island was once among the colonial town of Gravesend. Later, in the 1850s, Coney Island was a seaside resort. In the 1890s, and by the late 19th century, the construction of recreational parks in the island began.

The parks attracted thousands of tourists and merry-makers in the 1940s. However, due to the World War II, the park owners could not open the parks. In fact, they totally neglected the parks.

As a result, less people came over to enjoy the rides. In 2001, a new park was opened in Coney Island. The opening of the new park has resulted in the installation of many other amusement rides since the early 2010s. The creation of new amusement parks and rides has brought about massive tourism to Coney Island.

Coney Island's theme parks and rides

Coney Island is endowed with a wide range of recreational theme parks and different kinds of rides. The most popular parks include: 

  • Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park: it is a mesmerizing park with its large variety of recreational rides which are suitable for families and children. Riding on Wonder Wheel is a unique experience for its riders to have a spectacular view of the Coney Island beach and the Manhattan horizon from a very high altitude. It is so amazing. 
  • Luna Park: it is fascinating and entertaining with its recreational rides, interactive games, and eating contest. Ride on the Cyclone roller coaster. This ride dated back in the late 1920s. At that time it was a wooden roller coaster.

After the rides and games, participate in the hot dog eating contest at Nathan's and experience the Boardwalk on Brooklyn's seaside. It is so vibrating! There is nothing more entertaining than spending a whole day full of vibes at Coney Island. It will fill your mind with authentic memories.

Choose Coney Island as your next vacation destination

Coney Island, Brooklyn is the most interesting vacation spot in New York due to its numerous recreational activities. In order to fully enjoy your vacation in this joyful island, it is advisable to spend at least a week over there whether you travel alone, or with your family or in group.

To get more information about how to get there, go to the website of eDreams, which organizes tours and vacation packages in many destinations over the world. Let eDreams be in charge of your flight and accommodation arrangements for the most fascinating experience.