Coney Island needs no introduction. Even Curious G had expectations of boisterous boardwalk games and clouds of cotton candy from reading the book Outstanding in the Rain, which follows a 4-yr old and his mom on their Coney Island adventure. We recently spent a Saturday morning playing games and catching a thrill on the Wonder Wheel on the boardwalk in both Luna Park and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. We had so much fun at the amusement parks on the boardwalk that didn’t even hit the beach or the newly renovated New York Aquarium. We also missed out on the colorful photo-ops of the Coney Art Walls because it was closed for a private event. And while we are hot dog lovers, we decided to forgo Nathan’s for some pizza at L & B Spumoni Gardens nearby. The famous Sicilian slices are fluffy, crispy, and lusciously cheesy, AND the ice cream selection is a quintessential summer treat. Our excitement for L & B was compounded by the fact that it was a Brooklyn Children’s Museum exhibit come to life!
We bought $50 worth of tickets at Luna Park before realizing that most of the kiddie rides are actually located in Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. Curious G still had a blast in Luna Park riding on the kiddie train, mermaid boat, and tea cups. We used the remainder of our tickets playing carnival games, and we left Coney Island with a mini collection of stuffed toys including a stingray, a narwhal, and a poo emoji! The subway station (where you can take the D, F, N, or Q) is directly across the street from the boardwalk attractions.