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Bon Voyage Party for the Spook-A-Rama Cyclops PLUS Contest to Win Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Spook-A-Rama
Sep 7, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park and the Coney Island History Project cordially invite you to a Bon Voyage Party for the Spook-A-Rama Cyclops on Sunday, September 7, from 12pm-6pm. The 1950s folk art icon is leaving Coney Island for the first time in his life to be part of “Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland” a traveling exhibit curated by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, which will tour museums across the country through 2016.
Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, home to Spook-A-Rama, Coney Island’s oldest operating dark ride, will serve ghoulade and eyeball cookies to the first 500 guests on September 7. Some of Spook-A-Rama’s old props rescued and preserved after Hurricane Sandy will be on display to wish their friend the Cyclops a bon voyage. The party is also your last chance to take a free souvenir photo with the Cyclops at the Coney Island History Project, where “Cy” has posed with thousands of visitors over the past two years.
Enter a contest to win the chance to go on a rare behind-the-scenes tour of Spook-A-Rama on September 7 at 11 am, before the ride opens, led by Wonder Wheel Park’s D.J. Vourderis and the Coney Island History Project’s Charles Denson. To enter the contest, tell us why you love Spook-A-Rama and want to join the tour. Submissions may be emailed to wonderwheelcat[AT]gmail[DOT]com or posted on Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DenosWonderWheelPark). Only 10 winners will be selected. Each winner may bring one guest. Winners will be notified in advance of the tour. The deadline for submissions is September 4 at midnight.