If you have a knack for naming things, you could be part of Coney Island history.
Luna Park, the seaside amusement park known for the Coney Island Cyclone and Steeplechase, has enlisted the public’s help in naming three attractions planned for 2020.
Through Sunday, Sept.1, Luna Park will be taking name ideas for a new roller coaster — and the person whose name is chosen will get VIP access with 10 of their friends to Luna Park for a day.
Located next to the Thunderbolt, the coaster will be "massive," with many "thrills, twist and turns," according to lunaparknyc.com. It will be a steel coaster that gives riders a semi-circle, panoramic view of Coney Island. Luna Park does not currently have a rendering of the roller coaster.
Last week, Luna Park solicited names for its forthcoming log flume ride, which will have 12 boats (seating six riders each) that offer a semi-circle/panoramic view of Coney Island before it plunges riders down at more than 30 mph for a big splash. Two weeks ago, it took names for a new ropes course, which will be set within a circus-themed area that will allow visitors to climb and zip line.
Each contest was open for one week only.
"We are excited to offer the Coney Island community and amusement parkgoers the opportunity to name our upcoming attractions," said Alessandro Zamperla, the president of Central Amusement International Inc., which owns Luna Park. "These competitions engage the community and allow amusement fans to directly impact Luna Park’s legacy. We look forward to seeing all the submissions."
Contestants must be 18 and older to enter and be a citizen of the U.S. and submit an original idea.
VIP access to the park includes unlimited rides and food. Winners will be notified via email by Oct. 23.
Go to lunaparknyc.com/ride-names to participate.