Coney’s Luna Park wants to scare the summer out of you for Halloween

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Now this is what we call a Scream Zone.

From now until Halloween, Luna Park will be transformed from a warm-weather destination into a horrifying land of ghosts, ghouls, zombies and nightmares.

During Luna Park’s “Nights of Horror,” the entire Surf Avenue amusement area between the former Astroland site and KeySpan Park becomes a chilling, creepy commune of crazy, gore-soaked characters and a Vampire Dance Club — so go scare yourself silly by the seashore.

Kids of all ages will be screaming for the nearest exit as they run from chainsaw-wielding scarecrows at Cudi Farm’s haunted maze, and are subsequently greeted by blood-thirsty, machete-waving clowns in a far-from-fun Carnival fun house.

There will be plenty of chills, but some thrills as well: Valerio Ferrari, president of Central Amusement International, the company that opened Luna Park two years ago, said those who dare attend Nights of Horror will have unlimited access to the park’s thrill and family rides. The Scream Zone and the Cyclone — dubbed the “Haunted Cyclone” until All Hallow’s Eve — are not included in the $30 cover charge.

“Nights of Horror means that October is still time to scream in Coney Island,” said Ferrari.

And even the bravest of souls will scream, Ferrari promised — that is, until they run out of breath.

Luna Park’s Nights of Horror [1000 Surf Ave. between W. Eighth and W. 12th streets in Coney Island, (718) 373-5862], Fridays–Sundays through Oct. 30, beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are $30. For info, visit

Updated 5:27 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Bkgirl says:
Have you been to Coney Island lately?! Every night is fright night. The first night it opened this summer I went and there was a guy with a bloody face laying on the floor from a fight and thugs on bikes kept trying to snatch our purses. It's a scary place...
Oct. 19, 2011, 8:18 am
Homey from Crooklyn says:
No mention of gun toting savages with their pants hanging down their azz; is that included in the $30 cover?
Oct. 19, 2011, 10:16 am
Juan from Bensonhurst says:
Coney Island has got alot better, Remember in the 1980's when Bensonhurst had bat carrying "savages" beating up people that wasn't from there. Now Bensonhurst is a great place to live.
Oct. 19, 2011, 6:18 pm
Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
You think it Got better? Look at the picture, three blacks are trying to rob a clown!

I blame it on hip hop culture in the people of color community.
Oct. 20, 2011, 1:03 pm
Maria from Bath Beach says:
Cynthia or who ever you are, You said "people of color" , What color are you talking about, Brown, white, tan, Black, Mixed, dark indian, light Asian? Grow up!
Oct. 20, 2011, 3:34 pm
Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
Which colors? The darker ones.
Oct. 23, 2011, 11:28 am
Booch Poonis from B Brooklyn says:
Booch Poonis In da house tonight!
Oct. 25, 2011, 3:25 pm
BK4ever from Canarsie says:

spoken like a true racist. I happen to be one of the darker ones that listen to hip hop and I don't rob or steal. Then there are others that rob and are not dark. Watch the news
Oct. 30, 2011, 12:33 pm

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