Coney Island’s opening day marks the 95th anniversary of the Cyclone roller coaster


It’s only April, but it already feels like summer on Coney Island.

The legendary amusement district kicked off its 2022 season on Saturday as fearless patrons screamed at the top of their lungs, rode the famous Cyclone roller coaster and spun like tops on other Luna Park rides.

They were joined by carnie barkers on stilts and other freaks and geeks that Coney Island is famous for. The Cyclone’s annual egg custard christening also took place, marking the famous coaster’s 95th birthday. A portion of the park’s proceeds on Saturday will be donated to local charities.

A person on stilts crosses the trail on the opening day of Coney Island.
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People on the theme park.
April 2 marked the 2022 opening day of Brooklyn’s beloved amusement park.
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People on the Cyclone roller coaster.
The Cyclone roller coaster has celebrated its 95th anniversary.
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Children enjoy the swings at Coney Island's Luna Park on opening day.
Children enjoy the swings at Coney Island on opening day.
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People on a stroll at Luna Park.
Theme park visitors wait for a ride to begin on Luna Park’s opening day.
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Children play side games on the opening day of Luna Park.
Children play side games on the opening day of Luna Park.
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