If you have not yet experienced flying across the Coney Island boardwalk harnessed to a bungee cord via Luna Park‘s Boardwalk Flight SkyCoaster, you have missed your chance.
Boardwalk Flight, which was launched in the summer of 2012 as part of the somewhat controversial expansion of Luna Park’s Scream Zone, allowed thrill seekers to swing – in a wing suit (!) – between two 110-foot tall towers at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.
This spring, the ride will be gone.
A spokesperson for Luna Park told us there was no particular reason for dismantling the ride, except to make room for several “new” and “exciting” rides in its place.
“As we continue to bring new improvements to Luna Park and the surrounding Coney Island area, we are excited to unveil that there will be new attractions for the 2015 season that all ages will enjoy,” said Valerio Ferrari, President of Central Amusement International.
This past summer, the amusement park debuted The Thunderbolt roller coaster, which pays homage to the original Thunderbolt that was built in 1920 and ran until 1982.
Luna Park, which closed for the season on October 26, will reopen in March 29, 2015, with many more surprises.
In the meantime, you can continue to experience the Boardwalk Flight all winter long – virtually – with this incredible first-hand footage: