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Deno’s Days of Distancing Together #10: Charles Denson on the History of the Wonder Wheel

This youtube clip, gives a short history on Deno’s Wonder Wheel in beautiful Coney Island Amusement Park in Brooklyn, NY.
Located at Coney Island Amusement Park in Brooklyn NY, that area has a lot to offer. Aside from the LandMark Amusement Park, it is next door to MCU Park, Home of The Brooklyn Cyclones and has beautiful beaches as well. There is also Nathans famous hotdogs right down the block.|
This video about the Wonder Wheel enhances the heritage and culture of that area and is filled with large amounts of history, regarding that area.
Enjoy the video!

This is from the youtube section Deno’s has, on the particular video #10:
Charles Denson, director of the Coney Island History Project, talks about the Wonder Wheel, Coney Island, and the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. While writing his book on the history of the Wonder Wheel, he came across some amazing connections between Da Vinci and Coney Island. Denson says that many of Da Vinci’s 15th century mechanical drawings resemble rides in Coney Island, but there’s one machine that he invented that stands out among the others: Da Vinci’s design for a Perpetual Motion Machine.

A little blurb about the park:
“Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park is a family-owned amusement park located at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. It features five adult rides and 16 kiddie rides, including a dozen family rides that parents and children can ride together.”

The link to Deno’s youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct5uMQ9hDKo&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0s24kQ5XIoxKkGbHFrCteA_fckVbQ46JHXpiBs8twBPiH3-7AC7Z5oG6Q

Link to Deno’s Wonder Wheel website:
https://www.denoswonderwheel.com

2020 Deno’s Wonder Wheel

2 thoughts on “Deno’s Days of Distancing Together #10: Charles Denson on the History of the Wonder Wheel”

    1. Thanks! I thought it very interesting. It’s a fun area with many things to do!
      I initially saw a documentary on a pbs channel about a month or so ago and never realized how many amusement parks there were at one point in that area. I think that Coney Island Amusement park is the last surviving one of its era.

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