Astroland is a 3.1 acre amusement park in Coney Island first opened in 1962. It is located at 1000 Surf Avenue (Corner of West 10th Street) on the boardwalk.
Astroland "first billed itself as a 'space-age' theme park. Today a visit is more like stepping into the past than the future." Many of the current rides are little different from rides that travel to fairgrounds.
In 1955, Dewey Alpert and his friends Nathan Handwerker, Herman Rapps, Sidney Robbins and Paul Yampo formed a corporation called Coney Island Enterprises. In 1957, Rapps and Alpert announced they would build Wonderland. Through a series of acquisitions, together they built what is today known as Astroland. On July 12, 1975 an early morning fire wiped out much of the park but they were able to rebuild.
On November 28, 2006 Astroland was sold by the Alpert Family to Thor Equities for US $1.5 billion. According to the article in Newsday, the Alperts will continue to operate the Cyclone, the famous wooden roller coaster. Coney Island Park will replace Astroland beginning 2011. Astroland celebrated its 45th anniversary when it opened on April 1, 2007.
Cyclone Roller Coaster
Big Apple Coaster
Dune Buggy Jump
More than ten games of skill
Two Coney Island-style restaurants
Text from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroland