Luna Park at Coney Island will open on Memorial Day weekend with 19 rides. Among them will be the Air Race, which sends riders swinging and soaring around a control tower. It will be the ride's global debut.
Also promised are games, live entertainment, and concessions including Nathan's Famous hot dog stand, which opened in 1916, pioneering America's concept of fast food.
By the summer of 2011, Scream Zone at Coney Island will offer two roller coasters, go-carts and a human slingshot launching people more than 200 feet into the air.
Other plans include shopping centers, restaurants, movie theaters, hotels, and 5,000 new housing units for the area. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iSlMm8ZtPhwWEzvFcJhHICzt1OHQD9DTIT180 -via Fark
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