100 Playland Parkway
Rye, NY 10580
Description: THIS EVENT FOR OCT. 31 HAS BEEN CANCELED. For the 2012 season, Scared by the Sound, a walk-through style, interactive haunted house, is expanding with two new Halloween-themed attractions combined on one additional ticket. Both are located outdoors in the area next to the original haunt. These are also walking experiences, but totally outdoors, unprotected from the elements (and lost wandering souls!). In The Demented Pumpkin Patch, intricately carved and lit gourds adorn a walking path which is closely guarded by its demented inhabitants. The Terror Trail sends visitors to wander through dark farmland, amongst the corn stalks. Approaching the entrance to the Slaughter House, one has no choice but to enter and witness in person the horror within. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Note: Tickets may be purchased online with a credit card; tickets purchased at the ticket booth located in the Playland Courtyard are cash only. An ATM is located a few steps from the ticket booth. Through October 31.
Venue Description: For more than 75 years, Playland Amusement Park has been providing recreation, entertainment, and delight to Westchester County. The 280-acre theme park in Rye ---declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987--features 27 major thrill rides, 21 kiddie rides, a 19-hole miniature golf course, a public pool and beach, three indoor ice skating rinks, and a boardwalk. Playland also hosts special events including concerts, dance performances, fireworks, comedy shows, acrobatics, magic shows, and more--all of which make the park a fun place to have a birthday party.
Playland's oldest attraction is the Dragon Coaster, one of the nation's few wooden roller coasters still in operation. Another historic attraction is the Grand Carousel, built in 1915 in New Haven, CT., but moved to Playland in 1927. On the park's newest ride, Super Flight, riders lie on their stomachs to experience plunging turns and two zero-gravity rolls.