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“More depressing than the actual Coney Island”

Coney Island Emporium
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“More depressing than the actual Coney Island”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

I'm from NYC, and have been to Coney Island hundreds of times. It's dirty, trashy, but has its charm, plus it's next to the beach. I actually put this attraction on my itinerary to see if it manages to capture the Coney Island essence. It only manages to imitate the sad experience of going to an arcade in Coney without the real NYC grit and realness that makes the real Coney Island fun.

They do have Dance Dance Revolution which was kind of fun.

I did not go on the coaster.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Plymouth, PA
Level Contributor
51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Small arcade with mostly tired games”
Reviewed 16 October 2012

The Coney Island Emporium is located on the second floor of New York, New York casino. It’s mainly an assembly of tired and old arcade games on the way to the roller coaster. The games are not well maintained and seem to be mostly the same as when I was there several years ago. The roller coaster is located in the emporium. The line for the coaster is short, but the ride is pricy and it rides rough.

Visited October 2012
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NJ USA
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great fun for teens and adults”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

The roller coaster at NY NY was great fun for our entire family. The lines were fairly short and the ride was fun. Re-rides were reasonably priced.

Visited August 2012
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Kanata, Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Caveman Game”
Reviewed 20 June 2012

They have the caveman game.
It's an arcade game where you're a pterodactyl and you fly around at the top and poop eggs (ping pong balls) on cavemen's heads below. If you poop two eggs on one caveman's head, you lose. Poop on all the cavemen, and you win!
Here's the catch though: the music. It makes the caveman game what it is. When you poop an egg, the pterodactyl goes "SQUWAKARK!" and when it lands on the caveman's head he goes "UNNGH". And if you lose, don't worry -- it plays a song that goes "DUN DUN DUNNNN, DUN DUN DA DUN DUNNNN" and gets really groovy.
Also, if you get a lot of tickets, you can win great prizes like space exploration, which is fun with cats.

Visited August 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Arcade machines”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Machines are tight and not well maintained, lost money in several and no help around.

Visited March 2012
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