The city has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest for the Staten Island Beachfronts, meaning that amusement parks could return to the island's eastern shore, possibly as soon as this summer, according to Amusing the Zillion.
The RFEI mentions the possibility of rides and carnival attractions at eight different sites, including Midland Beach, where six concrete pads for future amusement rides are already in place. Among the amusement park operators expected to submit proposals are Big Mark's Action Park, whose plan includes a climbing wall and slide, a mechanically operated ride that lets the riders control the speed at which they spin, and a zip line, and NY Carousel Entertainment LLC, who recently introduced Queens' first roller coaster at Flushing Meadows. Other ideas thrown out by the city in the RFEI include a magic castle, sky glider, mini airport(?), and spinning teacups circled by a trackless train. Proposals are due today.
· Amusement Park Operators Eye Return to Staten Island Beachfront [Amusing the Zillion]