#Happy #ValentinesDay from Deno's Wonder Wheel, the most romantic ride in the world! When Denos D. Vourderis asked Lula to marry him, he promised to buy the Wonder Wheel for her. She said yes, and when the Wheel came up for sale in 1983 he did! 1947 photo of Lula and Denos on the beach at Coney Island, one of their favorite date spots, with the Wonder Wheel in the background. Photo courtesy of the Vourderis family.
Via Instagram: Not Hawaii )-: says photographer @magicalthemeparks of this photo of chilly Coney Island beach. Cheer up! only #36Days till #March20 --first day of #Spring, #PalmSunday and #ConeyIsland's #OpeningDay
Happy #InventorsDay! Today we honor WF Mangels #ConeyIsland ride inventor & mfr, who died on this day in 1958 at age 92. Generations of children enjoy his classic fire engine at Deno's Wonder Wheel Kiddie Park.
Today, February 9, in 1979, THE WARRIORS was released, and went on to become one of the most popular films set in Coney Island. The Daily News has reprinted its original 1979 review, which called the film "perversely fascinating" http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/warriors-tale-mayhem-1979-review-article-1.2525208