New York Attractions June 14, 2018
The Beachfront Attraction In New York You’ll Want To Visit Over And Over Again
Once summer’s warm weather settles in, lots of New Yorkers begin to search for waterfront destinations that can provide us with the opportunity to cool off. Made a National Historic Landmark back in 1987, one of New York’s small towns is home to a family-friendly amusement park that’s been around for generations and generations. A place that may look familiar to you even if you’ve never actually been here, Playland Amusement Park is where many scenes from the 1988 film
Big were shot! Still a favorite place for our residents to visit, find out why we’ll never grow tired of visiting this one beachfront destination.
Situated right on the oceanfront, Playland amusement park in the town of Rye has been open since 1928.
For generations, New Yorkers have been flocking to this historic amusement park to experience all the fun that it offers.
With something fun for everyone, there are a variety of rides and attractions spread out across the 280-acres that make up the park.
Something many people don't realize though is how the park's mascot and overall dragon-theme came to be!
One of the only remaining wooden rollercoasters that are still in operation in America, the Dragon Coaster has been around since 1930 and was one of the park's first major rides.
Sending you down a 128-foot drop and through the mouth of the dragon, this historic 3,400-foot-long coaster offers thrills that others can't.
As you venture through the park, you'll find that many of the same rides that were installed in the late 1920s and early 1930s are still here and in operation today.
The park has a dedicated area for younger visitors called Kiddy Playland, where you'll find tons of different rides that are suitable for small children.
Kiddy Playland also features a DJ who plays music twice a day, a party celebration twice a day in honor of Playland's 90th birthday, and Funky Fairy Tales that are also hosted twice a day in this area of the park!
Depending on how old you are and if you've ever seen the movie
Big, you might be most curious to hunt down the famous Zoltar.
While you won't find Zoltar in the same spot along the boardwalk where he was in the film, he's still hiding in the park waiting to tell you your fortune.
One of the most wonderful perks about the park is that it has its has places where you can cool off, like the oceanfront pool that has spectacular views of the Long Island Sound.
But if you're looking to actually dive into the ocean, then you'll want to head down to the actual beach at Playland.
For a small extra fee that ranges from $3 to 6 dollars, you can gain access to the park's iconic beach. Visitors of the beach can also rent chairs, umbrellas, and lockers while they're down by the water.
Marking 90 years of family-fun, there may not be a more exciting time than now to visit Rye's historic Playland.
Now officially open for the season, you can find out more about what Playland has to offer and buy your tickets online if you
How to get here:
1 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY 10580
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