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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.

Kids Can Operate Construction Machinery at Diggerland USA

Kids Can Operate Construction Machinery at Diggerland USA

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 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.

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.

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Opens in Yonkers

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.

Family Outing: Field Station: Dinosaurs

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.

How to Keep Kids Safe at Amusement Parks

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.

Largest Indoor Amusement Park Opens in Jersey

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.

Summer Activities at Bayville Adventure Park

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.

Harry Potter and the Universal Orlando Experience

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.

Day Trips: Connect at Coney Island in Brooklyn

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.

Day Trips: Rye Playland in Westchester

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.

Area Theme Parks!

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.

Amusement Park Safety Tips

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




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