Coney Island ending Fall-o-Ween

This just in: Coney Island ending Fall-o-Ween.

After more than ten years, Fall-O-Ween will not return for the 2019 season.

While this fall tradition will certainly be missed, Coney Island has lots more in store for 2019. Coney Island is extending the summer season by adding a bonus weekend on Sept. 14-15. Sunlite Water Adventure and rides and attractions will be open from 11 am to 7 pm.

Most notably, Coney Island is already looking ahead to the holiday season, which promises to be bigger and better than ever! Christmas Nights of Lights at Coney Island opens November 8 and runs nightly through January 5, 2020.

New features this year include:

  • Longer light display: 2.5 miles of twinkling track, to be specific! 
  • New music: singalong songs perfect for carpool karaoke!
  • Bigger and brighter: there’s a 50-foot mega tree with starbusts!

More details for this year’s Christmas Nights of Lights event can be found on Coney Island’s Facebook page here.

Tips for this year’s show:

  • To avoid peak crowds, consider getting the kids in their jammies and going around 9 pm. The line tends to slow down later in the evening.
  • Typically, light shows have longer wait times in November, the first two weeks of December and the day after Christmas until New Year’s
  • Monday through Wednesday nights will have much shorter lines.
  • All major credit cards (and cash) are accepted at the gate. So no need to pre-purchase tickets.
  • Cincinnati Parent readers will receive a $1/person discount on two days during the show (Dates TBD – follow our FB page for details!)
  • Have the kids look for the hidden elves in the display — there are 8
  • Consider rainy night visits – when the ground is wet, you get extra twinkle
  • Go multiple times – the choreography of the lights with the music constantly changes!
  • Visitors typically take 25-30 minutes to drive through the 2.5-mile scene
  • Check out the event Facebook page for special events will be taking place

It’s going to be a fabulous fall and winter at Coney Island! While Fall-o-Ween will be missed, we are excited for what’s in store for the rest of the year at this Cincy gem! 

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