The final battle between Spider-Man and Vulture in Spider-Man Homecoming takes place on the beach at Coney Island, and I paid it a visit myself!
Coney Island, with it’s iconic Cyclone roller coaster, has long played a part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It has been mentioned several times by Captain America and his friend Bucky Barnes as a favourite haunt of theirs in the past, but Spider-Man Homecoming is the first time it has been represented on the screen.
The plane carrying many items belonging to Tony Stark crashes on the beach.
Debris and fires from the downed plane litters the beach, and then the Vulture attacks!
The famous Coney Island Wonder Wheel is visible in the background
Spider-man takes refuge at the top of the famous Cyclone roller coaster
While I assume the majority of the shots of Coney Island in Spider-Man Homecoming were CGI recreations, it is a wonderful location for any MCU fan to visit.
Not only will you get to see where Captain America once threw up after Sergeant Barnes forced him to ride the Cyclone, but it is also a glorious day out, walking along the magnificent boardwalk in the sun. Not only will you recognise it from the MCU, but countless other films and television shows.
It was incredibly easy to travel to Coney Island from Manhattan. I believe I took the F subway train to West 8 Street-New York Aquarium station, as this is the closest one to the Cyclone, and as much of the journey was above ground it was a very interesting journey despite its length. Highly recommended!
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