The beginning of summer break promises to be rewarding at Luna Park in Coney Island for students who racked up good grades this past school year. The amusement park will be providing credits toward rides for those with a grade of B or higher through July 1.
Open to all students, from kindergarten through college, the promotion is meant to welcome students and their families of all ages to enjoy the park’s offerings.
The games and rides use a credit system; credits can be purchased online or in person and loaded onto a swipe card. Students can cash in up to five grades at the guest services desk from any 2018 report card, earning up to 20 ride credits. An A grade receives four credits and a B grade receives three credits.
“It is an honor to celebrate the academic achievement of students, and we invite all those who worked hard this school year to trade in their textbooks for thrills at Luna Park,” said Alex Zamperla, president of the amusement ride company Zamperla Group, in a press release. “Since the program’s inception in 2013, we have helped to kick off a much-deserved summer vacation with extraordinary rides and amusements.”
Named after the original amusement park in Coney Island from 1903, Luna Park debuted three new attractions this season including an interactive gaming console that allows guests to shoot aliens called the Cozmo Jet, a swinging pirate ship dubbed the Coney Clipper, and the 21st century Astro Tower, a dramatic 137-foot free-fall drop ride.