Beachside Amusement Park

This family friendly amusement park is filled with rides, recreation, and entertainment. Located in metro New York, there are more than 50 rides, free entertainment, skating, swimming, and boating. This was America's first totally planned amusement park. It has served as a model for today's modern theme parks and is a National Historic Landmark. In operation since 1928, Playland is the country's only government owned and operated amusement park.

The standouts among the 50 amusement rides include the Super Flight, a positive and negative G-force ride that features swooping turns, rolls, and drops. There is also the Dragon Coaster, a famous coaster that has been in the park for more than 75 years. It has a drop of more than 125-feet, and features 3,400 feet of track. The Double Shot is a vertical launch that boosts riders 85-feet in only two seconds. You have a few seconds to enjoy the view before plummeting back down, twice. The Playland Plunge is a water ride that takes riders up a flume and drops them 50-feet into a pool of water. Those watching from the footbridge will be soaked when the boat lands.

In addition to amusement park rides, Playland offers visitors miniature golf, a pool, a beach, an arcade, a boardwalk, and kayaking and lake boating. Kids will love to play 18-holes of outdoor putt-putt golf, or they can enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk with all of their boardwalk favorites like cotton candy and themed games. The special Kiddyland section is specially designed for the youngest members of your party. They will be able to enjoy tot-sized thrills and spills at the park. The park is a great place to plan a group outing. Each year companies, social groups, and organizations visit the park and enjoy the activities and recreation opportunities. It is also a great place for personal gatherings like family reunions, fraternity and sorority outings, and church groups. Catering is available so everyone can enjoy a great day at the park, complete with meals.

Playland's Ice Casino is the best ice skating rink in the area. It has been in operation for nearly three quarters of a century, and the temperature controlled rink makes for a fun, comfortable skating experience. During the week, there are freestyle, adult, and child skating periods scheduled. The rink plays host to public sessions, holiday events, and special parties of skating. The destination is a popular place for birthday parties, and guests can choose party packages that include a variety of food choices for a variety of different price ranges.

Rides and attractions are operated under a point system but families can purchase all day wrist bands for $20 to $30. You can also purchase individual points with park admission, and bands are available for non-riders at a discounted rate. The park also runs occasional discount specials which provide admission to the park and a limited number of ride opportunities. Many of the admission packages also include admission to the beach, pool, and mini-golf course. For a fun outing with amusement park thrills, bring the whole family to Rye Playland.

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