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Small Amusement Park to Open on Staten Island
New York Carousel, which operates Fantasy Forest at Flushing Meadows Carousel and the Forest Park Carousel, is finishing construction on Fantasy Shore, a small amusement park on Staten Island. New York Carousel has also added new features to its two carousels in Queens. (read the story...)

Amusement Parks in NY, NJ, CT, PA, and MA
UPDATED MAY 2014: Consult our comprehensive guide to amusement parks, theme parks, and water parks in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Our guide to amusement parks covers all the excitement your family needs this summer all within reach of the New York Metro area. (read the story...)

Quassy Amusement Park Debuts Educational Reporting Program
Quassy Amusement Park recently began posting News Team Quassy video reports to its YouTube channel. The educational program for area students covers topics such as lasers and roller coaster physics. (read the story...)

Family Play Space Opens at the Palisades Center
Indoor family play space Billy Beeze will open in the Palisades Center this fall. The family activity center features large rainbow wave slides, over-sized trampolines, soccer, basketball, and dodgeball courts, and a climbing wall that is safe for all ages. (read the story...)

Boomers! Medford Replaces Old Go-Karts
Boomers!, a family adventure center in Medford, recently purchased new, faster go-karts that are easier to control. The family amusement park also offers miniature golf, an arcade, batting cages, and birthday parties. (read the story...)

The Family Guide to Coney Island
Coney Island is home to the New York Aquarium, Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel, the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team, and of course, the famous beach and boardwalk. See our guide for what to do when visiting Coney Island with your family. (read the story...)

Sahara Sam's Oasis Unveils $6.5 Million Outdoor Expansion
Sahara Sam's Oasis, a water park in West Berlin, NJ, debuted a $6.5 million outdoor expansion called The Beach Club at the start of its 2013 summer season. (read the story...)

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Opens in Yonkers
Legoland Discovery Center Westchester, located in Yonkers, NY, is an indoor amusement park featuring more than 3 million Lego bricks, plus Lego-themed rides, games, and more. It is the first of its kind in the New York City area. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Field Station: Dinosaurs
Travel back a few eons in Earth's history with a visit to Field Station: Dinosaurs, a remarkable dino park nestled in the New Jersey Meadowlands just outside NYC. (read the story...)

How to Keep Kids Safe at Amusement Parks
A trip to the amusement park offers tons of family fun, but there are some common health and safety mishaps you should prepare for. Before you take your kids to the theme park this summer, take these safety tips into consideration. (read the story...)

Largest Indoor Amusement Park Opens in Jersey
Boasting several thrill rides, hundreds of arcade games, two-story laser tag, and more year-round fun, the largest indoor amusement park in the New York metro area is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. (read the story...)

Summer Activities at Bayville Adventure Park
If you're looking for a family outing on Long Island this summer, see what attractions and pirate-filled fun awaits you at Bayville Adventure Park in Bayville, NY. (read the story...)

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA
From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. (read the story...)

Harry Potter and the Universal Orlando Experience
If ever a theme park was attuned to cutting edge, family-friendly entertainment, it's the mind-blowing Mecca known as Universal Orlando Resort. Get a sneak peek here of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, set to open June 18, plus tips on where to stay and how to get the most out of your Universal experience. (read the story...)

Where to: Amusement Parks In & Around NY
From the newest coasters that dangle you from high above the track to the latest water slides that keep you completely in the dark, the region’s amusement parks offer ways to cool off, face your fears, and experience plain old fun with the whole family. (read the story...)

Day Trips: Connect at Coney Island in Brooklyn
With the world-famous Cyclone rollercoaster, Nathan’s hotdogs, the annual Mermaid Parade, the New York Aquarium, the Sideshow, and Coney Island Museum, it’s easy to see why this destination remains a summer favorite. (read the story...)

Day Trips: Rye Playland in Westchester
For more than 80 years, Rye Playland — America’s first completely planned amusement park and a National Historic Landmark — has created memories for generations of Westchester families. (read the story...)

Area Theme Parks!
Some kids scream for ice cream; others scream for the thrill of an amusement park ride. Whether you are searching for looping rollercoasters, gentle water rides, or something in between, there is plenty to excite an entire family at these nearby amusement parks. (read the story...)

Amusement Park Safety Tips
Taking a tour of your kids’ favorite amusement parks this summer? Kids are fearless, especially when rollercoasters and thrill rides are on the agenda. But with a little planning, a day at the amusement park can be a safe family outing without the stress (read the story...)




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