Although Coney Island is actually an entire neighborhood and peninsular area located in Brooklyn, most New Yorkers only talk about it in reference to their adventure-filled amusement park, Luna Park.

This throwback video, which details the attractions of the infamous landmark park, is an example of just that, as it shows what Luna Park's roller coasters, mermaid parade, sideshows, rides were like in 1940.

Luna Park opened up in 1903, was quite popular by the time this video was made in 1940, and still is to this today-- especially during summer holidays like Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.


Check out this wonderful video below to get a small taste of what Coney Island's main attraction looked like, an incredible 85 years ago now.

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[via ViewingNYC]

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