Kathleen Horan, Reporter, WNYC News
Kathleen Horan is a staff reporter for New York Public Radio, covering the neighborhood beat. She also reports 'Reset', an ongoing series documenting police-community relations in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Coney Island's new amusement park opens this weekend.
Most of Luna Park's rides should be up and running by Saturday, but that depends on how many can pass safety tests.
The Zamperla Group, an Italian firm that's one of the world's largest ride designers, is providing 19 new attractions. CEO Antonio Zamperla says the Electro-Spin, the Air-Race and the Tickler will all do something different. "In some you sit down, in others you lay down, in others you stand up. So we just want to create a fantastic atmosphere," Zamperla said.
There's no admission fee to get into the park on the Coney Island boardwalk. Rides run three to seven dollars a piece. Wristbands for unlimited rides will cost $26 during the week and $30 on weekends.