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WCBS 880 on Sunday's opening.

With The Smash Of An Egg Cream, Coney Island Opens For Summer

April 14, 2019 - 5:03 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) – Crank up the rides and whip up the egg creams, Coney Island is officially open for the summer!

Luna Park, which runs the Cyclone roller coaster and other attractions, held its official opening ceremony in Brooklyn on Sunday.

The Cyclone was christened with an egg cream, a drink made of seltzer, milk and chocolate syrup with a long history on Coney Island.

The famed ride is celebrating its 92nd year, and the first 92 people in line were given free rides in honor of the occasion.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says the residents and police in Coney Island have restored America's playground back to its former glory. 

"The fog has not only lifted across the waters, but it has lifted across the prosperity of Coney Island," he said.