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Old 27-07-2012, 04:57 PM   #78
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Coney Island's main subway station is called Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue and is served by the D F N Q trains of the New York City Subway...Between about 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement area in the United States, attracting several million visitors per year. At its height it contained three competing major amusement parks, Luna Park, Dreamland, and Steeplechase Park, as well as many independent amusements.Wonder Wheel – built in 1918 and opened in 1920, this steel Ferris wheel has both stationary cars and rocking cars that slide along a track. It holds 144 riders...Many characters of O. Henry's (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910) short stories visit amusement parks on Coney Island...

On July 31, 2007, a 53-year old man broke several vertebrae, while riding the Cy clone....

On Tuesday, August 23, 1988, a 26-year-old man was killed after falling from the Cy clone roller coaster.

When the Cy clone opened on June 26, 1927, a ride cost only twenty-five cents...
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