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Coney banana boat rides fail to a-peel

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A plan to bring banana boat rides to Coney Island has been sunk - at least for now.

Parks Department officials are scratching their heads after their proposal to bring the well-known rides - popular in the Caribbean - to the Brooklyn Boardwalk went nowhere.

A banana boat ride is riding in a yellow raft-shaped banana pulled by a speedboat.

The city began soliciting bids for a "beach adventure concession" that also would include parasailing and other beach activities in November.

But the deadline for submissions passed at the end of last month without a nibble.

"That really surprised me," said said Deputy Parks Commissioner Liam Kavanagh. "Running a banana boat in Coney Island, you could make a lot of money."

The proposal also suggested rock-climbing walls, trampolines and a trapeze course on the beach in front of KeySpan Park.

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