Historic Playland Amusement Park
Everyone in this area knows Playland. Often known as Rye Playland, the amusement park that sits on The Long Island Sound, was built in 1928 and is a National Historic Landmark. They have been creating memories as metro New York’s top destination for family fun for 94 years! Whether you are looking to spend the day on the rides with all the amusement park food you can imagine, or a relaxing day on the beach with the sparkling Long Island Sound, there is something for everyone.
Playland features one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the country. The Dragon Coaster. I have spoken to a lot of people about Playland lately and everyone has a great memory of nights at Playland as a kid, and bringing their kids there, and now some people are bringing their grandkids. We all agreed that the Dragon Coaster was the ride we all feared and at the same time could not wait until the summer you would be tall enough to ride it! It is still operating since 1928 and you now have to be 48” tall to ride it.
The park also features other rides, the Dragonator where riders sit on a giant disc facing outward, and it spins and carries you away into the night spinning and spinning. There is also a log flume (expect to get soaked), which is great for cooling down on the hottest days, go carts, The Whip – another ride that’s been there forever, and the YoYo, a swing like ride that takes you high in the air and goes round and round. The Double Shot launches riders through 2 cycles of positive and negative G “force” experiences.
Every Friday night July 1st through September 2nd with a Season Finale on Sunday September 4th, Labor Day Weekend.
There is something for everyone. Friday nights is a fire work show! There is a concert series for kids and adults and comedy shows as well.
Check out their website at playland.com/shows for more information.
All of us at SERVPRO of White Plains have memories of Playland and are continuing to make memories with our families there this summer as well.
Enjoy the summer!!