Tag Archives: Amusement Parks

Summer Tourism: 150 Years Of Coney Island, New York

Amusement park rides and sideshows, hot dogs, and mermaid parades: Coney Island, a tiny stretch of beachfront in Brooklyn, has left an indelible mark on the world’s popular imagination for nearly 150 years. Correspondent David Pogue rides a rollercoaster of history in exploring the allure of the New York seaside resort.

Coney Island is a residential Brooklyn neighborhood that morphs into a relaxation and entertainment destination each summer. Locals and tourists crowd its beach, the Wonder Wheel and Luna Park, an amusement park featuring the famed Cyclone roller coaster. Street performers, the Circus Sideshow and the Mermaid Parade in June lend an eccentric vibe. Nathan’s Famous is known for its July 4th hot-dog eating contest.

Video: ‘Walking Tour Of Downtown Disney To California Adventure’

Recording Date: November 2020

Disney California Adventure recently reopened its park to public after several months of closure. However, only Buena Vista Street and portion of Hollywood Land were opened. Disneyland Park and Resort remain closed. Downtown Disney District, which reopened last summer, has turned magical with its Christmas holiday decorations. Entrance to Downtown Disney requires temperature and security check so expect long queuing line. Admission to California is free but through waitlist, only pay $10 for parking.