This weekend is your last chance to dance with the life-size dancing doll “Miss Coney Island” and enjoy the miniature animated rides of “Coney Island Always” before they close for the year. These independently owned amusements cost only 25 cents each and are located on West 12th Street off the Boardwalk, beneath Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park.
When ATZ “interviewed” Miss Coney after she moved from Jones Walk in 2012, it was revealed that in a past life she was an Indian princess automaton at Connecticut’s Great Danbury Fair. Though you’d never guess it after her glam makeover, this doll dates back to the 1930s. The shimmying mannequin is a magnet for visiting divas. Catch her at 2:20 in Beyonce’s music vid XO and with Rita Ora in a fashion shoot for Vibe Magazine. Miss Coney Island’s taglines on twitter are “Don’t Postpone Joy” and “25 cents to fall in LOVE.”
Don’t forget to make a video of your dance routine and tweet it to her at @MissConeyIsland. You could be famous, too!
Related posts on ATZ…
April 6, 2014: Photo of the Day: Miss Coney Island’s Dancing Cat
April 5, 2014: Photo Album: A Solitary Evening Stroll in Coney Island
September 30, 2012: Photo of the Day: Last Dance With Miss Coney Island
April 27, 2012: The Dancing Doll “Miss Coney Island” Speaks