Explore the fantastical past, present, and future of “America’s Playground” on Untapped New York’s Hidden Gems of Coney Island walking tour. On this experience, led by Untapped’s Cheif Experience Officer Justin Rivers, you will unearth old secrets of long-gone amusement parks, reveal hidden facts about iconic attractions, and peer into the hotly contested future development of the island. Tickets are on sale now for dates starting September 19th.
Luna Park. Photo from Library of Congress
This signature Coney Island tour has been updated to include even more wondrous stories. You will see firsthand why Coney Island was the birthplace of American amusement culture by hosting America’s first amusement park, roller coaster, and hot dog. You will experience what Coney Island was like at the height of its mid-century popularity by examining the footprints of the famed Elephant Hotel, Luna Park, Dreamland, and Steeplechase Park. Learn the secrets of beloved rides like the Cyclone, the Wonder Wheel, and the famed B&B Carousel. The tour will conclude at Nathan’s Famous, where you will hear why those hot dogs became so famous on the site where they have been served for over 100 years.
All our tours have new health & safety measures, including state-of-the-art radio earpieces for proper social distancing while still being able to fully participate in the tour, masks required, contactless check-in, and small group sizes of 10 or less. If you’re an Insider member, you can get 2 for 1 tickets on this tour with a special discount code, or if you’re a frontline healthcare worker, you can attend for free! We are also offering 50% discounts on our private tours ($175 instead of $300). Join us on this fun, outdoor exploration!