03/12/2011 11:57 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New Coney Island Park Builds Rides, Seeks Workers

It may be hard to believe, but Coney Island's new amusement park is opening for the season next month, and rides in the new "Scream Zone" are going up at a rapid pace. Borough reporter Jeanine Ramirez filed the following exclusive report.

The hammers are pounding and the drills are punching as construction crews erect Coney Island's newest roller coaster, the Soaring Eagle. So far, 1,200 feet of track have been installed and workers are racing to put up another 1,200 feet or so.

Opening day for a new amusement park, Scream Zone, is just five weeks away.