Coney Island (Ohio)

Amusement park in the United States


Coney Island
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated June 21, 1886 to 2023
Owner Brenda Walker

Coney Island was an amusement park and waterpark located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Anderson Township, on the banks of the Ohio River 10 miles (16 km) east of Downtown Cincinnati. The park is currently owned by Brenda Walker and formerly contained an amusement park.

History

Coney Island was purchased by Cincinnati-based media conglomerate Taft Broadcasting in 1969. The company announced plans to shutter the park and build a new one, Kings Island, further from the flood-prone Ohio River. Coney Island closed on September 6, 1971, with most of its rides relocated to the new park. Coney Island eventually began adding back new rides, reclaiming its status as an amusement park.

In 2019, Coney Island announced that it would close the amusement park and focus on the waterpark side of the property. The last day of operation for the amusement park section was September 21.[1]

In December 2023, the park announced that it would permanently close. The site was sold to a subsidiary of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.[2]

Former roller coasters

Name Manufacturer Class Type Opened Closed Relocated
Dip the Dips Unknown Roller Wood 1911 1918 N/A
Dip the Dips Unknown Roller Wood 1918 1925 N/A
Figure 8 Unknown Roller Wood 1900s 1918 N/A
Galaxi SDC Roller Sit-Down 1970 September 6, 1971 Kings Island
Greyhound Unknown Roller Wood 1929 or earlier 1944 or earlier N/A
Little Dipper Unknown Roller Wood 1912 1918 N/A
Python D.P.V. Rides Roller Sit-Down 1999 September 21, 2019 Travelling USA
Shooting Star Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. Roller Wood 1937 September 6, 1971 N/A
Skyrocket Unknown Roller Wood 1921 1944 or earlier N/A
Teddy Bear Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. Roller Wood 1935 September 6, 1971 N/A
Twister Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. Roller Wood - Enclosed 1926 1936 N/A
Wild Mouse B. A. Schiff & Associates Roller Hybrid 1958 1969 N/A
Wildcat Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. Roller Wood 1926 1964 N/A

Former attractions

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Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Calypso Mack Rides Calypso 1963 1965 Unknown
Caterpillar Unknown Caterpillar 1924 1926 or later Unknown
Carousel Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Carousel 1926 1971 Relocated to Kings Island
Cloud Nine Chance Rides Trabant 1968 or earlier 1968 or later Unknown
Coney Island and Lake Como Railroad Chance Rides Miniature Railway 1968 or earlier 1971 Trains relocated to other parks
Cuddle Up Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Cuddle Up 1968 or earlier 1971 Relocated to Kings Island
Flying Scooter Bisch-Rocco Flying Scooters 1940 1971 Relocated to Kings Island
Haunted House Arrow Development Tracked Dark Ride 1960 1971 Unknown
Log Flume Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1968 1971 Relocated to Kings Island
Lost River Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Unknown 1969 or earlier 1971 Scrapped
Mystic Mill Chute George Sinclair and Frank Thomas Shoot the Chute 1922 1931 Scrapped
Olympic Bobs Chance Rides Bayern Kurve 1968 1969 Unknown
Rock-O-Plane Eyerly Aircraft Company Rock-O-Plane 2007 2019 Unknown
Sky Ride Von Roll Ropeway 1965 1971 Relocated to Kings Island
Tempest Grover Watkins Tempest 1998 2019 Unknown
Tilt A Whirl Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl 1992 2019 Unknown
Tumble Bug Traver Engineering Company Tumble Bug 1925 1971 Relocated to Kings Island
Whip Unknown Whip Unknown 1971 Unknown

References

  1. Caproni, Erin (September 9, 2019). "EXCLUSIVE: Here's why Coney Island's rides are going away and what's next for the historic park". Cincinnati Business Courier. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  2. "Coney Island closing permanently to make way for new music venue". The Enquirer (in English). Retrieved 2024-01-05.

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