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.
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.
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.
Click here to see all of my pictures of 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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