Take a Look at Coney Island in the 1940s

If you’re wondering what Coney Island had to offer guests in 1940, look no further than the video below.

See the sights and attractions of the famous New York destination, which features a smorgasbord of rides, live entertainment and much more.

For an extended (andĀ onride) look at the Cyclone, jump to 7:28. The wooden coaster was only 13 years old at the time.

While of course much has changed since 1940 for Coney Island, there are still remnants of the area’s rich history to see today. The Coney Island History Project website features some really great photos, video and more information if you’re interested in learning more.

What would have been your favorite ride or attraction at Coney Island in 1940? Share in the comments section below.


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  1. Thank you for keeping this posting available. it was very helpful in my research for a posting about my late Mother’s youth and Coney island summers in the 1940s. If I were alive back then, I think the photo studios with all the different backgrounds and props would have been a favored feature. I’m not one for roller coasters but the ferris wheel and merry-go-round are just my thing.

    Did you notice how it looks like there were minimal safety precautions taken. On some of the rides it does not look like there were safety belts in use.

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