On September 22, the nation's first-ever fireworks' competition will rock the night sky over Cincinnati, Ohio's historic Coney Island Amusement Park in the inaugural "Fire Up The Night" international fireworks' challenge, presented by Dr. Pepper.
The event will pit teams from the USA, Canada and Mexico against each other in a best-of-the-best fireworks' extravaganza for international bragging rights. The aerial barrage is being produced by Cincinnati-based fireworks' legend Rozzi Famous Fireworks, headquartered in Loveland, Ohio.
Spectacular palm bursts, spiders, whizzers, screechers, brocades and splitting comets – and much more – will fire up the night over Coney Island, with a 5-judge panel and the public evaluating the presentations and selecting a winner. Each show will be judged on such things as presentation, structure and scale, colors, originality and music synchronization.
Competitors in the world-class event are: Alonzo Fireworks (Mechanicville, New York, USA), Sirius Pyrotechnics (Quebec, Canada) and Lux Pirotecnia (Mexico City, Mexico).
And, following the international competition, Rozzi Famous Fireworks will fire up the night in a thundering finale not to be missed.
Admission for the event is only $20 a carload and includes parking, Coney's classic rides, live Stage Entertainment, and more. Park gates open at 5 p.m.
"This will be the first-ever head-to-head fireworks' competition – national or international -- held in the USA," said Coney Island's Vic Nolting, the amusement park's president and general manager. "We anticipate a show not to be forgotten, and one of the most unique international events in Coney's long history."
One of America's truly amazing heritage amusement parks, Cincinnati's Coney Island has been creating lasting memories for generations of families.
The classic amusement park, nestled along the banks of the Ohio River, has been entertaining families for the past 126 years (!) with 75 beautifully landscaped acres, a 12-acre lake, 24 classic family rides, an18-hole miniature golf course, trampoline bungee jumping, games, a pint-size mining town, classic Moonlite Gardens and live stage shows.
Coney Island's crowning attraction is world-renowned Sunlite Pool, the largest swimming pool in the nation! At 401-feet long by 200-feet wide, Sunlite Pool covers over two acres and holds an astounding three million gallons of recirculating water. Water fun abounds at Sunlite Pool with four state-of-the-art waterslides, six diving boards, a no-splash family zone, lap lanes and more. The pool complex also features top-notch concession areas, shower and locker facilities, swim gift shop, picnic area and private cabanas.
Coney Island is located at 6201 Kellogg Ave., exit 72 off I-275, 10 miles east of downtown Cincinnati. More information: (513) 232-8230. www.coneyislandpark.com.