Famed Coney Island Attraction Eldorado Bumper Cars Returning This Summer

Eldorado Scooters Bumping Their Way Back to Coney Island this Summer

Joe Sitt, the local developer who recently purchased the building on Surf Avenue in Coney Island which houses the Eldorado Auto Scooters and Arcade announced that visitors this summer will still be able to take a spin on the legendary Coney Island attraction.

Sitt explained that since his plans to turn that particular parcel of land on which the bumper cars are found into hotels and new retail outlets is not happening for several more years, he might as well keep Eldorado up and running.

Eldorado was made famous in the 70s when such celebrities as Liza Minnelli, actors Tracey Morgan and Gregory Hines and ex-Met John Franco dropped by for a ride while enjoying the ‘blasting Disco beats and night-club atmospheric lighting.” Launched over thirty years ago, the existing operators, Sheila and Sandy Fitlin, will continue to run the attraction under a lease with Sitt, at least for this coming summer season.

What could very well be Eldorado’s last season, come on down and experience the special fun of crashing electric powered bumper cars while enjoying crazy Disco sounds and lights.


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