About the film
new york city coney island history brooklyn, new york city amusement park
Release Date: February 04, 1991
|Production Companies||:||Steeplechase Films, WGBH Boston|
|Producers||:||Ric Burns, Buddy Squires|
Before there was Disneyland, there was Coney Island. By the turn of the century, this tiny piece of New York real estate was internationally famous. On summer Sundays, three great pleasure domes--Steeplechase, Luna Park and Dreamland--competed for the patronage of a half-million people. By day it was the world's most amazing amusement park, by night, an electric "Eden".