Coney Island Parachute Jump, 1960s
The Parachute Jump is known as one of the oldest and most popular amusement rides in the country. It was built in 1939 for the New York World’s Fair and following the fair, it was moved to its current location on Coney Island. During the sixties, due to the park’s closure, the ride was closed, but it was renovated in the 90s and was open for visitors once again. This photo was taken before the ride’s closure in the sixties.
The iconic ride has been renovated more than once since the nineties, both for aesthetic and safety reasons, and has undergone several restorations and preservation projects. Coney Island is famous for its beaches and the adjacent amusement parks, and its the home for some of the most iconic and beloved amusement rides in the country.