Coney Island Will Finally Open 2021 Season on June 7 — For Real This Time!

Workers have repaired the water main leak in Sunlite Pool.

The Challenge Zone at Coney Island. - Photo: Coney Island
Photo: Coney Island
The Challenge Zone at Coney Island.

Cincinnati summertime staple Coney Island will finally kick off its season Monday, June 7, after a water leak had delayed its original opening date.

Originally planned for May 29, the amusement park delayed its opening by more than a week when a leak in the Sunlite Pool's water main needed attention. Officials say that the pool has been repaired, and the park will once again be open for business.

"Coney Island is excited to welcome guests for a 2021 season filled with new attractions and family favorites. We thank everyone for their patience as we worked to ensure a safe and top-notch experience in the Sunlite Water Adventure Area,” Rob Schutter, president of Coney Island, said in a release.

The over-a-century-old park is home to the nation's largest recirculating pool (Sulite Pool), water slides, Cannonball Cove, Typhoon Tower Splashpark and paddle boats, but 2021 welcomes some new thrills to the mix, like the Challenge Zone, a 150-foot floating obstacle course and some interactive fun in the park's new Action Alley. 

The Challenge Zone is slated to be "the largest Aquaglide pool obstacle course in the United States," a release from Coney Island says, and will feature obstacles including the Freefall Extreme, a 10-foot ladder climbing wall attached to a slide; King of the Mountain, a nearly 7-foot climbing wall/slide; the Monkey Dome, an over 10-foot tall dome with multiple routes; the I-Beam, a 10-foot long balance beam; and several other challenging hurdles. 

Action Alley will boast activities such as Connect 4 Basketball, Jump Pad, a Gaga Pit, foam parties and plenty of arts and crafts. 

Tickets purchased for dates between May 29 and when the park reopens will be honored for any public operating day this season. To purchase tickets, visit

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