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Coney Island to build a record-breaking water attraction

 

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Coney Island will open the largest water project in its history next year to celebrate its 130th season of operation.

 

Typhoon Tower will be a multi-level water attraction that covers 16,000 square feet in the northeast corner of Coney Island’s water park complex next to Sunlite Pool.

 

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http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/morning_call/2015/11/coney-island-to-build-a-record-breaking-water.html


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Typhoon Tower Swirling Into Coney Island Amusement Park in 2016

 

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The largest water park addition in the park's history will debut in 2016 at Ohio's Coney Island Amusement Park, it has been announced.  The addition will be named Typhoon Tower and will be a 16,000 square foot water play structure located in a currently open area near the amusement park's main gate.

 

Above is a drawing of the addition that Coney Island has released, showing some of the fun that visitors will find on Typhoon Tower.  Like all water play structures, the addition will have over 70 different interactive features that can be found while guests explore.

 

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Surprisingly that's actually a fairly common art style for water park renderings. I have no idea why but it has been used by much larger companies as well including Six Flags and Cedar Fair.

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A giant SkyWheel is coming to Cincinnati, but it’s not here to stay

 

The largest mobile Ferris wheel in North America is coming to Greater Cincinnati.

 

Coney Island will host the 155-foot SkyWheel for six weeks starting May 26. The ride features 36 six-person gondolas that will offer passengers a 360-degree view of Coney Island, the Ohio River and beyond during a 10-minute rotation. At night it will be illuminated with more than 500,000 LED lights.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/03/21/a-giant-skywheel-is-coming-to-cincinnati-but-it-s.html


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Coney Island adds new attraction

 

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Coney Island is opening a new water feature for the 2019 season.

 

The park’s Cannonball Cove dive pool will bring two 1-meter diving boards and one 3-meter diving board to a new dive 12.9-foot pool area at the entrance of the Sunlite Water Adventure.

 

Construction of the new pool will begin in early spring and will replace the Pipeline Plunge.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/03/05/coney-island-adds-new-attraction.html


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38 minutes ago, GCrites80s said:

That's just a pool!

 

.....right. Like, save us the press release for this 'new attraction'.

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Here’s why Coney Island’s rides are going away and what’s next for the historic park

 

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A Cincinnati summer staple is planning a major change this offseason.

 

Coney Island will remove all of its rides in order to focus on its Sunlite Pool along with its surrounding water features in the coming months. The change is the beginning of a plan to focus on the water side of the park while adding to its Sunlite Adventure area ahead of Sunlite Pool’s 100th anniversary in 2025.

 

Coney Island president and CEO Rob Schutter Jr. said the park began research a few years ago on how its guests spent their time and what they most enjoyed.

 

“We began looking at the business aspect of it and attendance on both sides and how we did relative to gross,” Schutter told me. That feedback, which was also tied to several special events hosted on each side of the park, showed that the water side of the park was more successful and more of a draw for visitors while also spanning demographics from families to singles and young adults to seniors.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/09/09/exclusive-here-s-why-coney-island-s-rides-are.html


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I think it's the right move tbh. 

 

Even as a kid, I would spend more time in the pool area than the rides. I truly think the sunlight pool area is a really special niche and is a bit more unique than your typical water park like KI or the Beach Water park.

 

I think add the growing cost of maintence for these aging rides + labor costs to operate the rides + growing hesitation and concern over carnival style rides thanks to the Ohio State Fair disaster has caused the recipe for this result. 

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Coney Island released their season pass prices for 2020:

 

The base Splash Pass is $80, and the "Adventure Pass", which lets you bring a cooler into the park (whoop de doo) is $130.

 

Meanwhile, a Kings Island Gold Pass is $110, a Cedar Point Gold Pass is a steal at $99, and a Kentucky Kingdom pass is $60. All three of those include both rides and a full waterpark, plus free parking. I don't see the Coney pool lasting much longer. 

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