A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 26, 2021
Big Apple (roller coaster at Astroland, Brooklyn, 1977-2008)

Astroland amusement park opened in Coney Island in 1962 and closed in 2008. One kiddie ride from 1977 until 2008 was the “Big Apple Coaster.” People rode a worm coaster that went in and out of the big apple.

A similar “Big Apple” roller coaster is the Big Apple at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach in Norfolk, England—one of several “Big Apple"/"Wacky Worm” roller coasters in the UK.

Another “Big Apple” roller coaster is the Big Apple Coaster at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino at Las Vegas, Nevada.


Wikipedia: Astroland
Astroland was a 3.1-acre (1.3 ha) amusement park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City that first opened in 1962. It was located at 1000 Surf Avenue (at the corner of West 10th Street) on the boardwalk. It ceased operations on September 7, 2008.
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Kiddie rides
. Big Apple Coaster

Astroland (archived on January 10, 2008)
Kiddie Rides:
NEW! PIRATE JET
Tea Cups
Froghopper
Motorcycle Jump
Super Swing
Himalaya
Fire Engines
Big Apple Coaster
Mini Trucks
Convoy
Popeye Boats
Circuit 2000
Carousel
Dune Buggy Jump

Ultimate Roller Coaster
BIG APPLE
Astroland
Pinfari built this Wacky Worm model family roller coaster for Astroland. Big Apple has a figure-8 layout and two trains navigate a series of gentle dips and turns.

Theme Park Review
Astroland
1000 Surf avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11224 USA
718-265-2100 http://www.astroland.com
Big Apple Coaster

RCDB
Big Apple
Luna Park (Brooklyn, New York, United States)
Removed, Operated from 4/2/1977 to 2008
Roller CoasterSteelSit DownFamily
Big Apple / Wacky WormTurntable Station
Make: Pinfari
Model: Other / Big Apple (Turn Table)

Newspapers.com
24 March 1978, Daily News (New York, NY), “Spring swings into action,” Friday sec., pg. 13, cols. 1-2:
Astroland is the successor to the many amusement areas that made Coney Island famous.

There are 10 rides, including the Tilt-Swings, Water-Fume, Double Diving Bell and the Enterprise, plus a giant amusement area for children with 15 featured rides. Top attraction is the kiddie roller coaster, the “Big Apple,” which is claimed to be a one-of-a-kind item.

Google Groups: rec.roller-coaster
TR: Coney, Rye, Dorney
Shawn Mamros
Jul 16, 1998, 3:00:00 AM
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Moving on to the rest of Astroland:
>[...] I settled for the milder pleasures of the Wacky Worm. (Is

>this the generic term for this ride? I saw that somebody else called it
>the Big Apple.)

Astroland’s name for it is the Big Apple Coaster. It has a somewhat- inconspicuous sign in front of it; it also goes by that name on their web site (http://www.astroland.com). Wacky Worm is the manufacturer’s (whose? I don’t know) name for the ride, I guess. Our ITOT on one of the trains was truly memorable. grin

Google Groups: rec.roller-coaster
How many kiddie coasters?
tv’s Spatch
Dec 19, 2000, 11:01:15 AM
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7. Big Apple, Astroland (the sight of a train nearly full of grown-ups on that thing was very very amusing)

Coaster Gallery (2003)
Big Apple
New York is the perfect location for a Big Apple coaster!

Twitter
cesojiesoz
@cesojiesoz
Big Apple Coaster Astroland Coney Island http://goo.gl/fb/XE3kw
4:53 PM · Oct 14, 2012·Google

YouTube
Big Apple - Coney Island - onride POV
Apr 9, 2013
davidjellis
This is the Big Apple coaster at Luna Park, Coney Island in New York - it is one of only two I have seen with a turntable, which allows one train to be loaded whilst the other is operating. Enjoy the ride.

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Astroland
December 16, 2017 ·
Astroland - Big Apple Coaster
Astrolanders!
Si os gustan grupos con Incubus o Queens of the Stone Age, echadle un vistazo a “Big Apple Coaster” de nuestro disco “Post Space Age”, que podéis encontrar aquí: astroland.bandcamp.com
Saludos!

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