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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.

Land of Make Believe: Water Slides, Amusement Park Rides, and Santa

Land of Make Believe: Water Slides, Amusement Park Rides, and Santa

Land of Make Believe in Hope Township, NJ, offers a water park and amusement park geared toward young children.

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.

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

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.

Small Amusement Park to Open on Staten Island

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.

Amusement Parks in NY, NJ, CT, PA, and MA

Amusement Parks in NY, NJ, CT, PA, and MA

UPDATED JUNE 2016: 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.

Quassy Amusement Park Debuts Educational Reporting Program

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.

Family Play Space Opens at the Palisades Center

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.

Boomers! Medford Replaces Old Go-Karts

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.

Your Family Guide to Coney Island

Your 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.

Sahara Sam's Oasis Unveils $6.5 Million Outdoor Expansion

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.




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