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NEW YORK (PIX11) — The toboggan on Super Bowl Boulevard scored big time with the more than 1.5 million visitors who passed through this week.

Looking for cheap thrills Saturday morning weren’t your usual suspects.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife Chirlane, his son Dante, Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and Giants co-owners Jon Tisch and John Mara all showed their adventurous side and rode the toboggan.

“Dante beat me I have to say for the record,” admitted Mayor de Blasio.

But on the next run he edged out his son.

“Score one for the older generation,” de Blasio  proclaimed.

Dante then took some ribbing from his dad who joked  “you’ve got height, youth, and hair, and nothing else.”

Hizzoner, who won’t be going to the Super Bowl, is rooting for Seattle.

“My family has a long connection with Seattle, he said. “I love the town.  I love the way the team plays.”

The urban theme park was set to close for good at 10 p.m., Saturday night.

Governor Andrew Cuomo called Super Bowl Boulevard a huge success.

“This Super Bowl Boulevard is a few blocks in Manhattan.  But this Boulevard runs all the way across the city,  all the way across the region,” Cuomo said.