Family Blogger Day in Coney Island!
When you think about Brooklyn, what comes to mind? It may be different for someone who was born and raised here, but most people think about Coney Island. A theme park right at the edge of the concrete jungle with fun rides, yummy food (hello Nathan’s!) and a decent beach too!
My family and I were invited to the park for a media event that shared information about the park with NYC Bloggers. When my eldest found out about where we were going he was SO excited because we went last year and had a great time.
After eating breakfast we were introduced to some of the Coney Island Park staff. They shared with us all of the great things that are happening this summer including the world famous Mermaid Parade, Cyclones Games and tons of other events on the calendar!
Since we had gotten to the park so early (9am) we were the only ones that had access to the rides! The first thing we did was get on the carousel–we all know how much the kids love carousels!
Next we headed out to try a brand new ride this season, the Brooklyn Barge. The boys loved this ride because it was just enough thrill for the little ones without being too much.
Next we (all of us) got on the Circus Coaster. Now I am not a fan of roller coasters so I get my jollies from the baby ones. And as you can see in the video below, I can barely manage that!
The park opened shortly after and we really explored the park, from trains to teacups we let the kids ride as much as they wanted to. If you plan on being at the park for a considerable amount of time the unlimited wristband is a MUST!
We played some carnival games and ended the day with pizza and a beach view on the boardwalk. As I was leaving I saw an AirBNB ad for my upcoming race through Brooklyn and took a picture! Little do the boys know that they will be back in Coney Island for more fun (weather permitting) because that is where the race finishes!
I would like to personally thank Coney Island for being such gracious hosts and for such a great day in Brooklyn.
Check out my highlight video!