Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:38 am

I love these things (seriously, they're great) but they always seem like a weird ride for small pay-per-ride parks with limited space. They're huge and they only hold an absolute maximum of 24 riders at a time if every car is functioning which I mean... it's an Air Race so :lol:

The midi discovery right next to it holds 16 riders but they can charge the same amount of tickets / credits for it and you could put like 3 of them in the Air Race footprint. There are a lot of more efficient options.

Obviously this park is in a unique situation since Zamperla owns it but at the same time I'm sure whatever they replace it with will be infinitely more profitable (especially since they could probably throw in some food places or games if they want in addition to one or two new rides).

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:45 am

I always thought it would have made more sense for them to have the smaller version of the Air Race but I expect they'll add something entirely different in that spot.
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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby thesman » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:34 pm

I hope it gets sold to another park, even though it was low capacity I loved it!

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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:12 pm

I love the Air Race at Beech Bend but...you know, park with low attendance and a whole lot of space...pretty much the opposite of Coney Island in every conceivable way.
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Re: Coney Island (Luna Park) Development Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:18 pm

I'm surprised they never replaced this Air Race with a newer model, with Luna Park serving as Zamperla's US "show" park.
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