Monday, April 23, 2018

Coney Island

Coney Island

Coney Island

Address: 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45228
Phone:  (513) 232-8230�

Info: Sunlite Pool & Classic Rides Combo Ticket General Admission (4 & up) $21.95 Child (2 – 3) $10.50 After 4 p.m. $11.95, Sunlite Pool General Admission (4 & up) $11.95 Child (2 – 3) $3.95 After 4 p.m. $8.95, Coney’s Classic Rides
All Day Ride Bracelet (4 & Up) $11.95 All Day Ride Bracelet (3 & Under) $6.95 After 4 p.m. $8.95. Parking: $7/car. Season pass available. May-September.

Coney Island’s website says, “Coney Island is unique as it not only was the name of the New York resort that was the center of the amusement park universe in the early part of the century, but also the name of the famed amusement park in Cincinnati, OH, which is regarded by many as one of the best operated amusement parks in history.” Yes, it’s a big, fun, and unforgettable amusement park where you can enjoy a day in their Sunlite pool (the world’s largest recirculating swimming pool), ride over 20 classic family and kiddie rides, or enjoy live music.

Typical Day: On one day in July, we went to Coney Island with my sister-in-law and her four children. It was so much fun for all the kids from ages 2 to 10 years old. We first rode the rides. There are roller coasters for the older kids, and the first big-kid rides like the frog hopper for the younger ones. There were no lines the day we went, and my boys must have gone down the giant slide 20 times or more. I even rode the ferris wheel with my 3-year old who loved every thrilling minute while I realized I have suddenly developed a fear of heights.

Then we enjoyed the merry-go-round, ice-cream, and the kids playground called the National City Kids Town. Then we went back to the picnic tables and everyone going to the sunlite pool went together, while Nana temporarily stayed behind to watch the two little ones whom had fallen asleep in their strollers.

Not only did we swim and swim, but the zoom flume is this totally fun long and slow water slide which we rode over and over again. At first, my 5 year old was nervous because we had to walk so far up the stairs, but after the first time down… he was hooked.

We were all exhausted by the end of the day with permanent smiles making our cheeks hurt. Coney Island is truly a family friendly amusement park straight from the pages of ‘good old fashion fun’.

Cincy Kids: APPROVE

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