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Tips and Tricks

Insider Tips & Tricks
Each year people from everywhere travel to Coney Island to enjoy our
family amusement park. And while each are invited to get lost in the experience, here’s a few insider tips and tricks that will help you get
the most out of your visit to Luna Park and Coney Island.

  • Plan Your Day
    Whether you’re wondering how do I get there and when does
    Luna Park open or curious about options in rides, games and food, everything you need to plan your visit is here on our website. Don’t forget to check out the Luna Park prices in advance to find the deal that works best for you.
  • Study the Map
    Get familiar with the layout before your visit so when you arrive you’ll feel right at home. When you are hungry for a snack, need cash from the ATM or are searching for the nearest guest restroom, you’ll be glad you are familiar with the lay of the land. While you’re at it, be sure to pinpoint a central location on our map of Luna Park as an emergency place to meet!
  • Beat the Crowds
    As one of the most iconic tourist attractions in NYC; Coney Island sure can get  packed. Those looking for some extra elbowroom should try visiting Luna Park on weekdays Monday through Friday, as well as early and late in the season, when the lines are short and the weather is just right.
  • Be in the Know
    Check our Events Calendar so you not only know when Luna Park opens, but you never miss out on free summer events in Brooklyn, such as the Mermaid Parade and Friday night fireworks. Better yet, follow us on social media and get insider news on fun events, money-saving promotions and opportunities to win exciting prizes.
  • Prepare for the Elements
    The sun can be very strong in Coney Island (even when it’s overcast); to avoid getting fried bring plenty of sun block, a broad-brim hat and breathable clothing to cover sensitive skin. It’s also wise to pack a rain poncho or umbrella in case of  showers and
    a sweatshirt to be ready for the cool evening air. Stash whatever
    you don’t need at our lockers, located near the Luna 360 and
    Soarin’ Eagle.
  • Capture the Moment
    Our Coney Island amusement park is all about making memories,
    so be sure to bring your favorite device to take pictures and videos. You’ll find photo and video booth locations throughout the park, as well as souvenir shops where you can purchase commemorative
    ride photos and the Official Cyclone T-shirt!
  • Review Our Photo/Video Policy
    We know Luna Park is a great setting for photo and film shoots,
    but commercial photography of any kind is strictly forbidden without written consent. That also means no ancillary equipment such as lights, tripods or reflectors allowed on the premises. If you’re interested in using Luna Park for anything from wedding photos
    to a feature film set, visit photos@lunaparknyc.com and we will be
    happy to see if we can make it happen.
  • Enjoy V.I.P. Treatment
    Planning to visit Luna Park with a large group or wish to host
    an important event? Allow us to roll out the red carpet with deep discounts and exclusive experiences for private parties. Learn more about our special packages for corporate and school groups, camp outings, birthday parties, fundraisers and more, and book your group event in Coney Island today.
  • Learn the Rules
    Luna Park is dedicated to providing a clean and safe family-friendly New York City amusement park experience. Review our Park Policies and Code of Conduct so you are aware of any rules
    and regulations that may impact your visit.
  • Safety First
    It is always fun until someone gets hurt. That’s why we have some strict policies in place to ensure that doesn’t happen. We might temporarily shut down rides when the weather is “yuck” so you don’t get zapped, or ask you not take photos or video while riding to avoid bonking someone on the head with your camera.
  • Understand There’s No Smoking
    We kindly ask that you put the butts out before coming in. Luna Park is 100% smoke-free!
  • Don’t Forget Your I.D.
    Alcohol is served in Luna Park at select locations, but you are going to have to pony up some identification. No patron under the age of 21 will be served! Booze purchased in Luna Park may not be taken off premises and outside alcohol cannot be brought into the park.
  • Know How We Fit in Coney Island
    We are an open gate no-fee amusement park spread across multiple sections between Surf Avenue and the Coney Island boardwalk featuring rides, games, shopping, dining and more. While legendary attractions such as the Cyclone roller coaster and B&B Carousell are operated by Luna Park, some amusements, places to eat and retail locations in and around the area are NOT affiliated. You can identify everything that is part of the park by reviewing
    our map or identifying a Luna Park employee and signage at each location. If you wish to experience something outside of Luna Park, you will need to purchase tickets or pay separately.
  • Come One, Come All
    Luna Park is a place where all people are welcome. We have attractions for kids of all ages, and we will do all we can to make your visit special. Guests with disabilities should review our disability capabilities or visit Guest Services by the Cyclone Café for assistance and information.
  • Have Fun in Coney Island
    Luna Park is at the center of a movement that is restoring historic Coney Island to its heyday. On your visit we invite you to bring along our checklist for tips on the best things to do in Coney Island, such as strolling Steeplechase Pier, grabbing a hotdog at Nathan’s famous or catching a Brooklyn Cyclones game at MCU Park. For even more ideas on planning an unforgettable outing, check out the sample itineraries we’ve prepared just for you.

Have a question? Get in touch contact us here; and feel free to stop by Guest Relations when you visit the park!