An amusement park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. Luna Park's co-founders Frederic Thompson and Elmer "Skip" Dundy had created the "A Trip To The Moon" ride, which had been highly popular during the 1901 Pan-American Exposition, and operated at Steeplechase Park in 1902. Luna Park opened on May 16, 1903, and it was highly profitable until Dundy died in 1907. Thompson then operated the park alone until 1912, when his lease was canceled. The Luna Amusement Company owned the park from 1911 to 1939; during the Great Depression, creditors foreclosed on Luna Park twice. The park was leased to a syndicate in 1940 and continued to operate during World War II. Over the years, the park's owners constantly added new attractions and shows.The western half of the park was destroyed by a fire in August 1944 and never reopened, while the eastern half closed in September 1994.
Opened, May 16, 1903
Though another amusement park named Luna Park opened nearby in 2010, it has no connection to the 1903 park.