The Luna Park amusement destination on New York’s Coney Island attracted more than 400,000 visitors this summer, according to reports.

The figures are understood to be the highest in the region since Coney Island’s iconic Steeplechase Park closed in 1964.
The 3.1-acre park was designed by Italian manufacturing giant Zamperla and was opened in May this year by the city of New York and Central Amusement International as part of the Coney Island Revitalisation Plan.

Luna Park features 19 attractions, both traditional and new state-of-the-art, which saw in excess of 1.7 million rides taken.

Based on success of its inaugural season, the city and Central Amusement International have extended the park’s 2010 season by three weeks until the end of October.

The second phase of Luna Park – the Scream Zone – is on track to open for summer 2011 with an additional four rides.