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Coney Island

1000 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11224
at W. 12th St.

Could use some regulation on the game stalls in the area

By motaku96 on 7/5/2011

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

The rides were fine, my problem is with the various game/prize booths in the area. They're obviously independently owned but I think there should be some kind of regulation by park staff to make sure everyone has a good time. I went on July 4th, and this ruined what would have otherwise been a perfect weekend. There was a darts booth, where you throw darts to pop balloons, running a scam. They give passerby's a free dart throw, and then afterwards, they charged me! It wasn't just that they charged me for the dart I threw, they actually told me to take all the money out of my wallet. It was practically robbery in broad daylight. There wasn't any "$$ for # of darts" sign. They just took $10 out of my wallet and said it wasn't enough, and was about to make me go to an atm. I just got out of there before they stripped me of everything I had. Absolutely disgusting. Please spread the picture appended of the booth in question and warn people to stay away from these booths. I admit it's my fault for getting conned in the first place. Be wary of any "free" games. But the behavior of these people is absolutely terrible. You can't justify this kind of blatant robbery. Oh, please let it be known that I am only referring to the old run down part of the park next to wonderwheel. The new luna park is terrific. Clean, efficient, friendly staff. They're completely different parks even though they're right next to each other.

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