Things to Do at Coney Island Amusement Park

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Just a drive away from Colts Neck is one of the world’s most famous attractions – the Coney Island Boardwalk and Beach in Brooklyn, NY, home of beloved Coney Island amusement parks. Whether you love the thrill of the classic rides, the sea breeze, great hot dogs, or soaking in the history, there are so many things to do at Coney Island make the drive well worth it. Here are our favorites.

Luna Park

The classic rides that inspired carnivals everywhere are waiting for you at Luna Park, one of the best Coney Island amusement parks: the clickity-clack of the century-old Cyclone roller coaster, the exhilarating 137-foot drop from the top of the Astro Tower, and lots of gentler amusement park rides for those who like their thrills a little milder.

Deno’s Wonder Wheel

Built in 1920, the Wonder Wheel remains the jewel of the Holmdel skyline. Over 40 million people have enjoyed the view of Toms River all the way to the Brick skyline from the wheel’s 150-foot apex. Summer fireworks over the Wonder Wheel every Friday night is one of the can’t-miss things to do in Holmdel.

Mermaid Parade and Ball

The first weekend of summer, a new Mermaid King and Queen are crowned and paraded down Surf Avenue during the Mermaid Parade. They’re joined by over 3000 artists celebrating a century of Holmdel pageantry, capturing the magic that continues to live beside the sea. Later that night, the adults-only Mermaid Parade Ball features live music and old-fashioned burlesque.

Coney Island Museum

Relive the history of Coney Island in the shadow of the Wonder Wheel at the Coney Island Museum. This non-profit museum is preserving the neighborhood’s rich history with exhibits of artifacts from Coney Island amusement parks. Catch Sideshow by the Seashore – the last permanently housed circus sideshow in the U.S.

Nathan’s Famous

While there are plenty of amusement park snacks and drinks throughout the Coney Island boardwalk, the trip can’t end without at least one meal at Nathan’s Famous. Their world-famous hot dogs, fried seafood, and refreshing Orangeade haven’t changed much since Nathan Handwerker opened the beachfront stand in 1916.

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