Remember when it was supposed to snow this past weekend? 

Yea, well that was a bust. Sure, it was cold and dreary and felt like we were still in the midst of winter (uh hello, it's spring), but we didn't see any powder until Monday morning, and even then, that was decidedly lame. 

Regardless, the official opening of Luna Park and Coney Island was postponed in anticipation for the snow-storm that never was, but has been rescheduled for their grand seasonal opening this weekend. 

According to DNAinfo, Coney Island's rides will officially open this Saturday at 11 a.m. 

The opening ceremony will begin with their traditional Blessing of the Rides event at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, presided over by Pastor Debbe Santiago, following Denos Vourderis' death this past month. 

Both Santiago and Vourderis created the blessing ceremony 31 years ago, allowing 300 children from the Salt N sea Mission free rides until 1 p.m. That tradition will continue this year. 


To mark the Wonder Wheel's 96th season, 96 riders will get to ride for free, whereas Luna Park will give the first 100 people in line for the Cyclone a free go around. 


Both parks will be open on Easter Sunday (this Sunday), if you can't make it on Saturday... though we're pretty sure you might not want to ride the Cyclone decked out in your Easter bonnet or after consuming mounds of Easter candy (hint: lots of chocolate and the cyclone do not mix). 

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[via DNAinfo] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]