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Coney Island - 9/14/2019

This past Monday, Coney Island in Cincinnati announced that the park would be removing all of its rides at the end of this season to become an events and water park only in 2019.  Since I had never been to this park before, I made a last minute trip to visit and get a credit on their one coaster.


Coney Island

The park’s history dates back to its opening in 1886.  Located on the banks of the Ohio River, the park is prone to flooding.  Sometimes quite devastating floods.


My first ride of the day was Python, the park's steel coaster.  This Zyklon Galaxi is the portable type of coaster you will find at many state fairs.  Bumpy and jerky with a couple pops of airtime and a good helix.


Python

Through of my couple of hours at the park I also rode the Ferris Wheel, Scream Machine, Carousel, Tilt-A-Whirl and Flying Bobs.  The ride cycles on each of the rides was noticeable longer than at most other amusement parks.  One interesting thing about the operations on Flying Bobs is that they run the ride backwards on every other ride cycle.


Coney Island

Coney Island

Coney Island

The park has a beautiful lake and plenty of old trees and grass.  The grounds are well maintained, the signage is colorful and top-notch.  All of this with a quaint old-time park feel.  I’m sorry to see the park make such drastic changes.  And I’m sorry I didn’t discover this park sooner.


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