Coney Island is a small amusement park and waterpark located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Anderson Township, on the banks of the Ohio River east of Downtown Cincinnati. The park is currently owned by Brenda Walker.
Over the years, the park became a full-fledged amusement park, complete with rides and carnival games. In that capacity, Coney Island was a Cincinnati institution. However, the park's proximity to the river made it prone to frequent flooding. In 1968, park management entered into talks with Taft Broadcasting for the purpose of developing a new park on higher ground. Taft responded by buying Coney Island outright in 1969, and construction began the following year on a new site located in Deerfield Township of Warren County north of Cincinnati along Interstate 71. Coney Island closed its amusements on September 6, 1971, as most of its rides were moved to the newly completed Kings Island theme park.
After Kings Island opened in 1972, Taft Broadcasting intended to sell Coney Island's land for redevelopment. However, with the company's decision to open another theme park in Virginia (Kings Dominion) and its acquisition of Carowinds on the North Carolina-South Carolina border, the property's redevelopment became a low priority. Less than two years after closing, Coney Island would reopen permanently in 1973. The park was only a shadow of its former self but still featured several popular attractions. The Sunlite Pool — still the largest recirculating swimming pool in the world — was one of those attractions that helped Coney Island remain a popular summertime destination.
The park donated of land for the construction of Riverbend Music Center which opened in 1984. The land was the former location of the Wildcat and Shooting Star roller coasters. The amphitheater serves as the summer home of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, as well as a concert venue for other musical acts. In 1991, Coney Island was purchased by Cincinnati businessman Ronald Walker. No longer held back by a corporate entity, management has been able to restore Coney Island as a traditional amusement park with familiar rides such as the "Tilt-A-Whirl", bumper cars, carnival games and musical shows.Jacques, Jr., Charles J., Cincinnati's Coney Island: America's Finest Amusement Park, 2002, Amusement Park Journal ()
|Python||1999||From Splash Zone Water Park (1996–1999)|
|The Twister||2009||The Twister is the replacement of the Zoom Flume. The Twister is a 4 slide attraction. 2 of the slides are body slides, and the other two are double or single tubes. They are not fully enclosed. They end in a 4 feet pool.|
|Pipeline Plunge||1994||Pipeline Plunge is a dual enclosed innertube slide. It replaced the Zzip. It was revamped during the 2011 season including new floats in which you lie on your stomach down the flumes.|
|Cyclone||2006||The Cyclone is a yellow enclosed slide that goes into the pool near the deep end. The bottom is 4 feet deep.|
|Ferris wheel||Eli Bridge Ferris wheel||1990||Riders ascend into the air above Lake Como.|
|Como Cruisers||Individual Controllable Boats||2013||Individual boats that riders can steer in Lake Como, replaced Bumper Boats|
|EuroBungy||Bungee Trampoline Attraction||2010||Riders are attached to bungee cords and can jump on a trampoline inside a dome, it costs money and is only available on certain days.|
|Scrambler||Scrambler||1991||Standard Eli Bridge Scrambler|
|Tilt-A-Whirl||Tilt-A-Whirl||1992||Standard Tilt-A-Whirl painted green and purple. Relocated from defunct Fantasy Farm park.|
|Super Round Up||Round Up (ride)||1993||Mass-produced "Round Up" ride.|
|Flying Bobs||Matterhorn (ride)||1994||Chance "Matterhorn" ride.|
|Carousel||Carousel||1998||Merry Go Round consisting of 30 horses and 2 chariots. Chance Rides model.|
|Dodgems||Bumper Cars||2000||Oval shaped Bumper Cars ride with a center island. A one way sign is posted, though it is not always followed.|
|Tempest||Grover Watkins Tempest||2001||"A tornado-like whirling dervish that cannot be found anywhere else in the state of Ohio." Relocated from Americana/Lesourdesville Lake Amusement Park.|
|Giant Slide||Giant Slide or Fun Slide||2001||3 lane, approximately tall Giant Slide.|
|Frog Hopper||S&S power Frog Hopper||2003||Bouncing spring ride with frog theming.|
|Scream Machine||Moser Spring Ride||2005||tall Moser Spring Ride|
|Rock- O- Plane||Eyerly Rock-O-Plane||2007||Originally opened at LeSourdesville Lake in 1949.|
|River Runner||Pirate Ship (ride)||2008||Relocated from Wild West World after closure. Canoe themed.|
|Paddle Boats||Pedal Boats||unknown||Located on Lake Como|
|Wipeout||Spinning Lift Ride||2014||Opened at Coney Island in 2014, flips riders upside down in circles 20 feet in the air. Built by Moser Rides.|
In addition to these flat rides, there are five circular kiddie rides near the front of the park.
Scenes from the old children's TV show The Banana Splits were filmed on location at Coney Island.