As its name implies, Scream Zone is all about screams and thrills. While the coasters don't come close to breaking any records (and are actually fairly tame when compared to some of the world's fastest coasters), they are nonetheless major coasters and a welcome addition to the long-neglected Coney Island.
The Torpedo and Slingshot, however, are not for the faint of heart. They are off-the-shelf thrill rides that are typically upcharge rides at other amusement parks--special rides that are not included with the price of admission and require extra fees.
Location and Phone:
Subway: D, F, N, or Q train to Stilwell Ave., the end of the line.
Driving: Belt Parkway to Exit 6. South on Cropsey Ave. toward Coney Island. Cropsey becomes W 17th St. Left onto Surf Ave. to Coney Island's amusement area.
Parking: There are meters on the streets and parking lots in the area. On busy weekends, if everything appears to be full, you could drive about a mile away to Brighton Beach, which has a large parking lot, and walk the boardwalk back to Coney Island.
Tickets and Admission Policy:
Hotels Near Scream Zone:
Rides and Highlights:
- Soaring Eagle- A flying coaster on which riders navigate the track in a nearly prone "superhero" flying position. Soaring Eagle uses a spiral lift system to climb 50 feet and reaches a top speed of 26 mph.
- Steeplechase Coaster- Harking back to the legendary Steeplechase Ride that opened at Coney Island in 1908, riders sit on racehorse seats rather than traditional coaster cars. It reaches a top speed of 40 mph.
- Torpedo- A vertically spinning pendulum ride
- Slingshot- A reverse bungee ride in which riders in a free-spinning cabin are catapulted skyward.
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- The Cyclone at Coney Island Roller Coaster Ride Review
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- Coney Island Photo Gallery
- Wonder Wheel at Coney Island Ride Review
- Spook-A-Rama at Coney Island Ride Review