It is absolutely imperative that they are a big hit. The only way large scale development of the condos and hotels starts to move quickly is if the city moves fast on the infrastructure and I just don't see that happening very quickly without a big push of people visiting the amusements next summer.
Astroland should make every attempt to come back and the city must make the amusements the biggest hit Coney has ever had next summer. With huge publicity for the area, hotels, theaters, restaurants condo development etc moves. If the amusements fail next summer then the large indoor development takes twice as long to happen.
It all depends on whether the amusements bring Coney back next summer. Root for a new improved Astroland. The publicity would be enormous!