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Forest Park Carousel Adds Frog Hopper Ride

Forest Park Carousel Adds Frog Hopper Ride

Forest Park Carousel by NY Carousel recently added the Frog Hopper, a mini-drop tower ride for children, in Woodhaven.

A Guide to Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains with Young Kids

A Guide to Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains with Young Kids

Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains is less than two hours by car from NYC and is a great place for a family getaway.

Rye Playland to Get $60 Million Upgrade

Rye Playland to Get $60 Million Upgrade

Officials announced that family amusement park Rye Playland will receive $60 million worth of improvements.

New Ride Opens at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

New Ride Opens at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

You can now enjoy a spin in the Twirling TeaCups at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Staten Island FunPark to Open in April

Staten Island FunPark to Open in April

Staten Island FunPark, formerly known as Staten Island Go Karts, will open on April 1, the new name a reflection of the park’s improvements and future new attractions.

Kalahari Resort in the Poconos Now Has America's Largest Indoor Water Park

Kalahari Resort in the Poconos Now Has America's Largest Indoor Water Park

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has expanded its amenities and more than doubled its rooms at its African-themed family resort in the Pocono Mountains.

Hershey for Teens

Hershey for Teens

The iconic Hersheypark amusement park has a reputation for being little-kid heaven (it still is), but if your teens haven’t been, here’s why you should take them.

Massive Nickelodeon Theme Park Coming to NJ

Massive Nickelodeon Theme Park Coming to NJ

Kids will soon be able to get up close and personal with Spongebob, Dora and the rest of their Nickelodeon faves when Nickelodeon Universe—the largest indoor theme park on the continent—opens in New Jersey in 2018.

SplashDown Beach: My Favorite Outdoor Family Water Park

SplashDown Beach: My Favorite Outdoor Family Water Park

SplashDown Beach, located in Fishkill, is an outdoor waterpark that is the perfect size for families.

Rye Playland: A Westchester Family Amusement Park Since the Early 1900s

Rye Playland: A Westchester Family Amusement Park Since the Early 1900s

A mom's take on visiting the Rye Playland amusement park with little children, from Kiddyland to the Whip.

The Benefits of Family Time at Local Amusement Parks

The Benefits of Family Time at Local Amusement Parks

A family visit to your local amusement park or carousel offers more than just a fun time for kids: It helps child development and strengthens the parent-child bond.

Legoland Theme Park Coming to Orange County

Legoland Theme Park Coming to Orange County

Lego lovers rejoice! Developers unveiled plans this past week to build a $500 million Legoland theme park in Goshen, Orange County.

Thomas Land Set to Reopen with New Attraction

Thomas Land Set to Reopen with New Attraction

Thomas the Train fans will surely be excited to know that Thomas Land, the largest permanent Thomas & Friends attraction in North America, is set to reopen for its second season on May 28th.

Coney Island's Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel Park Open This Weekend

Coney Island's Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel Park Open This Weekend

Coney Island's Luna Park is opening this Sunday March 20th, with free rides.

Rye Playland Will Feature New Steel Roller Coaster

Rye Playland Will Feature New Steel Roller Coaster

Standard Amusements, the company set to take over Playland in Rye, has revealed plans for the amusement park, which includes building a new steel roller coaster and a second marquee ride.

Legoland May Be Coming to Ramapo

Legoland May Be Coming to Ramapo

Folks in the Ramapo area in Suffern County, take notice. A new Legoland theme park opening on the east coast is in the works, and Ramapo may be its brand new home.

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect New York Family Activity?

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect New York Family Activity?

Do you and your kids prefer hikes in the woods, or exotic meals? Outings to the art museum or the Empire State Building? Take this quiz to discover your ideal NYC-area family activities.

Hershey Lodge Announces New Pool Complex

Hershey Lodge Announces New Pool Complex

Hershey Park announced this week that it will open Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge, an innovative indoor pool complex, next spring.

A 'Fantasy' Amusement Park on Staten Island

A 'Fantasy' Amusement Park on Staten Island

For the youngest kids, a small Staten Island amusement park offers rides at just the right speed and size.

Forest Park Carousel Debuts Train Ride

Forest Park Carousel Debuts Train Ride

Forest Park Carousel in Queens, the only carousel with the Landmark of New York designation, is debuting its newest attraction: the Woodhaven Express, a train ride for toddlers and small children.

North America's First Thomas Land Theme Park Will Open in August

North America's First Thomas Land Theme Park Will Open in August

Tickets are now on sale to the first Thomas Land theme park in North America. Thomas & Friends and the Island of Sodor come to life at Edaville USA in South Carver, MA, this August.

5 Reasons We Love Coney Island

5 Reasons We Love Coney Island

Coney Island offers families an amazing array of activities, from the thrill of its amusement parks to the joy of its beach to the beauty of the fish in the aquarium--to just people watching on the boardwalk.

Adventurer’s Park Adds Go-Karts to Family Entertainment Center

Adventurer’s Park Adds Go-Karts to Family Entertainment Center

Adventurer's Park, a family amusement park in Brooklyn, recently added go-karts to its activities.

A Place Where Kids Can Ride Actual Diggers

A Place Where Kids Can Ride Actual Diggers

Diggerland USA is a construction-themed adventure park geared toward all truck lovers. Kids—the biggest construction vehicle enthusiasts—can ride in and operate excavators, backhoes, and loaders.

Kids Earn Free Ride Credits at Luna Park for Good Grades

Kids Earn Free Ride Credits at Luna Park for Good Grades

Kids can earn free rides at Luna Park this June. As part of its end-of-school-year celebration, Luna Park will reward students who earned good grades with free ride credits. The Brooklyn amusement park is also hosting a School's Out Celebration.




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