New tickets to ride in Coney Island

They’re calling it Luna Park, but the new amusement park set to open in Coney Island next month will not be charging “Nickel Empire” prices.

Central Amusement International — operators of the new park on Surf Avenue — will offer thrill seekers two different price plans, with prices going up on weekends.

The first plan will allow patrons to “pay as they go” with the purchase of $1 credits. Each of Luna Park’s 19 new rides will be worth anywhere between 3 and 7 credits.

The park will also offer wristbands allowing them to ride as many rides as they like, as often as they like, within a four-hour time period.

Weekday wristbands will sell for $26, while weekend wristbands will cost $30.

Astroland, which preceded Luna Park on the Coney Island seashore, charged $5 for its adult rides and $2.50 for the kiddie rides before it closed down in 2008,

Customers could also purchase pay-one-price wrist bands for $23.99 during select times that also included three rides on the Cyclone roller coaster. Luna Park tickets will not include a ride on the Cyclone, which now costs $8 for the first ride, and $5 for each ride immediately thereafter.

The first of Coney Island’s newest rides are expected to arrive from Italy in a few days.

Construction at the park, meanwhile, continued this week in advance of opening day on May 29. A new drainage system designed to help keep Luna Park high & dry during foul weather has already been installed.

Last week, parking along one side of West 10th Street adjacent to Luna Park was temporarily suspended to accommodate construction.

Luna Park officials say that parking will be restored once construction is complete.