For Its Centennial, Nathan's Brought the Golden Age of Coney Island Back to Life

With virtual rides and attractions

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Aficionados of Coney Island—the legendary Brooklyn amusement district that enjoyed its heyday before World War II—often lament that they're too late to have seen the glory days, when the boardwalk games were smoking, the plaster mannequin Zoltar told fortunes and the Parachute Jump dropped shrieking visitors 250 feet to earth.

The bad news is those days will probably never return. The good news is you can get a feel for them right now—online, courtesy of Nathan's Famous, whose original location still stands in the Coney Island neighborhood.

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