i’m often greeted with ‘didn’t coney island close?’  to which there is no short answer. 
in fact,  the answer is a list.  behold the list of coney island attractions that will *definitely* be opened summer 009 (after eldorado ticket taker)

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The Coney Island Sideshow, Coney Island Museum & Mermaid Parade (june 20th!)
www.coneyisland.com

The Cyclone Roller Coaster
http://history.amusement-parks.com/cyclonepage.htm

The Coney Island History Project (exhibition center under the Cyclone on Surf Ave)
http://www.coneyislandhistory.org

The Wonder Wheel and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park
www.wonderwheel.com

Eldorado Bumper Cars & Arcade

McCullough’s kiddie park (Bowery & 12th St)

Polar Express ride & 12th St Amusements

Coney Island Arcade & games (Bowery)

Lola Staar’s Boutique (new location in Stillwell Station)
http://www.lolastaar.com/

Lola Staar’s Dreamland Roller Rink (Child’s Bldg on the Boardwalk)
http://www.dreamlandrollerrink.com/Home.html

Coney Island Beach Shop (Stillwell Ave behind Nathan’s plus new location in Stillwell station)
http://www.coneyislandbeachshop.com/

William’s Candies

Nathan’s & 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest
http://nathansfamous.com

The Aquarium
http://www.nyaquarium.com/

Beach & Boardwalk
http://www.nycgovparks.org/

The Cyclones Baseball in Keyspan Park
http://www.brooklyncyclones.com/

Free Summer Concerts at Seaside Park
http://www.brooklynconcerts.com/seaside.html

Surf and Turf Grill
http://www.coneyislandsurfnturfgrill.com/

Peggy O’Neill’s
http://nymag.com/listings/bar/Peggy-ONeills/

various mom- and-pop businesses and lots more (we hope)…

thanks electricia for the amazingly thorough run-down.  now quit asking.

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