Reopening of amusement parks gives hope to Coney Island

Outdoor amusement parks across the state can reopen at 33 percent capacity on April 9, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday, meaning the People’s Playground can once again welcome thrill-seekers following a year of financial hardship.

We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Dennis Vourderis, whose family owns Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. “And what a long, dark tunnel it’s been.”

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