NEW YORK (AP) - Coney Island’s parachute jump is getting 8,000 colored LED lights that can be set to music for shows and concerts.
The Daily News reports that the new $2 million lighting scheme will debut at the historic Brooklyn amusement park in June. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz said the new lights will bring the bling back to Coney Island.
The 262-foot tower’s light shows will be similar to ones staged by the Eiffel Tower. The parachute jump was built for the 1939 World’s Fair in Queens and was moved to Coney Island in 1941. It ceased operating in 1968.
Markowitz had hoped to open it as a ride again, but that proved unfeasible.