Luna Park in Coney Island is the largest amusement park in New York City and its most famous playground with a heritage that stretches back more than 120 years. Luna Park in Coney Island provides New Yorkers and tourists from around the world an unforgettable seaside experience with family-friendly attractions and entertainment, shopping and dining on the scenic landmarked boardwalk, thrill rides and special events. Luna Park in Coney Island lights up the famous Coney Island skyline with its timeless charm, historic landmarks, and exciting novelties. Adjacent to nearly three miles of sandy beaches, two and a half miles of boardwalk and other top attractions, Luna Park in Coney Island, which employs more than 1200 people, offers over 50 games, rides and roller coasters and is a fun-filled world-class destination for all ages.
The Zamperla family – who have been involved in the amusement industry for five generations with their roots in circus, carnival rides, and ride manufacturing – developed Luna Park in Coney Island, through their company, Central Amusement International Inc (CAI). CAI is a locally-based small family-business with unparalleled expertise in the amusement industry.
CAI, is an 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 in Central Park. Seven successful years later, CAI opened Luna Park in Coney Island, a brand new amusement destination that revitalized America’s Playground.
Alessandro Zamperla, President and CEO of Central Amusement International Inc. (CAI) :
As the grandson and son of ride manufacturers and IAAPA Hall of Fame inductees Antonio Zamperla (2005) and Alberto Zamperla (2019), Alessandro spent his entire life embedded in the attractions industry and has more than a decade of experience with CAI. During his tenure, he has overseen local and global development of amusement parks, all designed, built, and operated with a community centered approach. He currently serves on the board of the Alliance for Coney Island, the non-profit organization dedicated to building a stronger Coney Island business and residential community. Alessandro graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Political Science from Columbia University in the City of New York. He lives in New York City with his wife Tracee and their three children.