Vintage footage of wild Coney Island carnival attractions

Listed as Coney Island Freakshow and Circus, this old film advertises the theme park attractions and side shows at Coney Island. Footage is shown of a man in a cage with tigers, people having fun on rides, and more, all filmed in black and white while old-timey music plays in the background.

I'm fascinated to see how carnival and theme park attractions have changed over time. At 2:20, there's peek at a carnival attraction that I just can't imagine seeing today: a bunch of people can be seen coming out of a slide and piling onto a floor covered in giant rotating disks, which haphazardly move the people across the floor as they all bump into each other. The good old days before proper safety precautions were taken! When was the film recorded?