History of Luna Park
In an effort to revitalize the historic Coney Island to its once glorious past, the City of New York, under the leadership of the Bloomberg administration, purchase 6.2 acres of land in November 2009 and quickly put out a request for proposals, welcoming bidders to submit their proposal for a state-of-the-art facility that would be complete by Spring of 2010.
Enter Central Amusement International (CAI).
After weeks of compiling ideas and researching information, on December 18, 2010 CAI submitted a 293 page proposal to the Economic Development Corporation of New York City. After a tight race, CAI was finally awarded a 10 year lease for 3 parcels of land which encompassed the 6.2 acres of land the City had previously purchased from a private developer. On February 16, 2010, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Central Amusement International held a joint press conference to unveil plans for Luna Park, a new amusement park coming to Coney Island that very spring.