Luna Park in Coney Island is managed and operated by Central Amusement International Inc. (CAI), a privately owned family company. The Zamperla family has been in the amusement industry for over a century.
The Rebirth of Luna Park
In an effort to revitalize historic Coney Island to its once glorious past, the City of New York, under the leadership of the Bloomberg administration, purchased 6.2 acres of land in November 2009 and quickly put out a request for proposals, welcoming bidders to submit their proposal for a state-of-the-art facility that would be completed by spring of 2010.
CAI was awarded a 10-year lease for 3 parcels of land, which encompassed the 6.2 acres of land the City had previously purchased from a private developer. On February 16, 2010, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and CAI held a joint press conference to unveil plans for Luna Park, a new amusement park coming to Coney Island that very spring.