Coney Island could have a waterpark in its future

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Will it LSD pastel colored? Who knows. via Flickr user hounddiggity

If there’s one thing beach-side amusement area Coney Island lacks, it’s a place to cool off from the relentless summer heat. But now, on the heels of Coney getting a new Thunderbolt, Zamperla, the company that operates Luna Park, is in talks to put a water park on a number of parcels from Surf Avenue to the Boardwalk according to the Brooklyn Paper.

There are no details for what kind of rides the water park would have, but developer Alberto Zamperla confirmed to the paper that he was in talks to take over an empty stretch of land in Coney and specifically had a water park in mind for it. Of all the things that have appeared or are being planned for Coney Island, a water park is far from the worst idea, and compared to things like a gigantic Subway, a Red Mango and an It’s Sugar. We also have a Brokelyn staff member who claims to have grown up going to a water park by the beach that he characterized as “awesome,” and pointed out that the beach doesn’t have slides. So this could be fun, probably.

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