Pictures of Coney Island – 2011 and 2012, the last years during which Astroland ran the rides. It was, of course, the last time I was able to take pictures. Sandy came in 2012 and a lot of Coney Island went underwater. Surprisingly little damage was done. The pictures right after the super-storm made it look worse than it turned out to be.
Astroland’s commission to run the rides had run out by 2012. New York hired a different company who installed new rides for adults and children … and there was a major restoration of the Cyclone. I have not ridden it since the fix up, but I have heard the first drop is not quite as steep.
It has all been redone since then and we haven’t been back. I don’t know if we’ll be down there again, but I’m grateful for the time we spent. At least my granddaughter will grow up and remember Coney Island.
There’s a lot of information about Coney Island. It was the place where roller coasters and carousels were invented, for example. If you’re interested, check out this LINK.