Coney to Get New Water Park!

June 24, 2010

This article was posted here around 11am this morning, but somehow got deleted.  Here is a repost.

Coney Island keeps the new attractions coming, its latest is the Water Slide Beach

BY Erin Durkin
DAILY NEWS WRITER – Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 4:00 AM

An artist’s rendering of Coney Island’s Water Slide Beach, which will make its debut weekend of July 4.

There’s a new way to make a splash on the Coney Island beach this summer.

A Water Slide Beach – with three inflatable water slides and bungee jumping – is coming to the spot next to Steeplechase Pier.

The main attraction is the Steeplechase Slide, a three-story blowup water slide, said Anthony Gach, owner of Party Magic USA, which was tapped by the city Parks Department to run the attraction.

“It’s a giant inflatable water slide,” Gach said. “You’ve never seen anything like it. It’s really a treat.”

After a grand opening Fourth of July weekend, Water Slide Beach will be open every day through Labor Day, complete with lounge chairs and food.

The other two blowup slides are the kid-sized Big Cahuna and the Niagara Falls, which shoots riders out onto a slip and slide landing.

Less adventurous visitors can lounge on rental beach chairs with umbrellas in a tropical-themed cabana area and snack from food stands that will include a mini-Nathan’s franchise.

The third time was the charm for the Parks Department, which launched previous searches for a “beach adventure” concession in 2005 and 2007, but didn’t get any takers.

Gach said he jumped at the chance when he heard about it last year.

“What’s better than having a water slide at the beach?” he said.

Advertisements

5 Responses to “Coney to Get New Water Park!”

  1. Kathryn said

    that’s pretty cool.. do we know how much they going to charge the public for this??

    • egulvision said

      I believe it will be pay as you go, for each ride. Apparently the company is testing out the rides now and will be open sometime end of this week. Check the Coney Island Fun Guide for more info.

  2. MAURICE said

    PLEASE DONT STOP WITH THE FUN AT CONEY ISLAND THIS IS GREAT WE ARE NEW YORK AND EVERYTHING ABOUT US SHOULD BE BIG TIME LETS MAKE CONEY ISLAND ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST FESTIVE FUN PLACES EVER.

  3. when i was a kid, i really enjoyed going up and down on water slides, it is a very enjoyable experience **-

    • egulvision said

      Hi,
      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, the water park was not built for the 2010 season. Hopefully next season it will be.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: