Luna Park Announces Its Newest Addition of the Historic B&B Carousell [sic] for the 2013 Season

BROOKLYN, NY, May 23, 2013 – Central Amusement International (CAI) and Luna Park have announced that the historic B&B Carousell [sic] will be joining the amusement venture in the Steeplechase Plaza in Coney Island for the 2013 season and will be open on Memorial Day. The B&B Carousell is known as Coney Island’s last traditional carousel, and features fifty hand-carved wooden horses and two chariots which were restored by a team of carousel restoration experts in Ohio.


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“We are so proud to be bringing this carousel back to Coney Island, as part of our ongoing efforts to preserve the history of New York and its destinations,” says Valerio Ferrari, President of Central Amusement International. “This beautiful attraction will provide even more enjoyment to the younger generations coming to visit our park.”


To celebrate this re-opening of the B&B Carousell, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will throw a ceremonial switch to turn the ride on. Children from P.S. 90, a school ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, will be the first riders on the beloved carousel. In addition, skilled aerialists will perform by the Parachute Jump, Brooklyn’s “Eiffel Tower” that soars over Steeplechase Plaza.


The B&B Carousell will add to CAI and Luna Park’s world-renowned variety of rides and attractions which includes the famous 85-year-old Cyclone Roller Coaster. The carousel is one of 40 historic properties in New York City, chosen by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to participate in Partners in Preservation (PIP), a community-based program which provides preservation grants for local historic places. The carousel received $10,000 in funding through this initiative.


For more information on the B&B Carousell, CAI and Luna Park, please visit www.LunaParkNYC.com or see the Luna Park fact sheet.

About Central Amusement International
Central Amusement International, LLC is an international amusement park planner, developer, and operator whose management team has more than 150 years of combined amusement industry experience. CAI was founded in 2002 with the goal of establishing a seasonal amusement park in New York City’s Central Park. That vision came to fruition in the summer of 2003, when CAI opened the gates of its first amusement park, Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink. Seven successful years later, CAI opened Luna Park in Coney Island, a brand new amusement destination that helped America’s Playground see its most successful summer in decades.

About Luna Park
Named after an iconic piece of Coney’s history, Luna Park (www.LunaParkNYC.com) represents the largest investment in amusements in Coney Island in decades. Luna Park opened over Memorial Day Weekend in 2010, and its inaugural season introduced New Yorkers and tourists from around the globe to 21 new rides, including the world debut of “Air Race.” The new Luna Park is designed to reflect the spirit and personality of today’s Coney Island, while capturing the original look and feel of its namesake. With no entrance fee, Luna Park is fully accessible to those who prefer games to rides, or to those simply taking a stroll down the Boardwalk.

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