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Rye Beach Playland :: Rye, New York

April 23, 2010 by  
Category: Attractions

Rye Beach Playland (also called simply Playland) in New York State is just a 30 minute drive from the city and worth every mile for the adventure that awaits you! Playland has the distinction of being the first fully planned amusement park in The United States and exists as the prototype for all other theme park ventures. Rye Playland has provided fun and excitement for families since 1928. In 1987 Rye Playland was dedicated as a national monument and today is the only government owned and operated amusement park in the United States. Rye Playland features more than 50 rides and attractions for all ages and even offers free entertainment. Playland also boasts a huge pool, a beach, and a pier on beautiful Long Island Sound. Lake boating (electric and oar) picnic area indoor ice skating rink and a mini-golf course are also here for your added fun!

Rye, New York is in Westchester County and was founded as the town of Hasting in the 1600s after being purchased in parcels from the Mohawk Indians. Today the areas of Rye Town and Port Chester make up the entire incorporated area of Rye. The City of Rye New York has approximately 44,000 residents and is nestled into a beautiful corner of the state.

More should be told about the rides at Playland so herein I will give a brief summary of them and which ones are the best! The park has 5 roller coasters; the oldest is The Dragon built in 1929. Picture yourself on an old wooden roller coaster slowly inching toward the apex, as you are encased in the dragons belly then suddenly you are hurled downward and free at an exhilarating tummy tickling speed. Playland also has the very latest in newer steel constructed roller coaster called “Superflight”. The attractions are many and for all ages. There is a kiddie land park for younger visitors as well as many fun rides for teens and young adults.

Rye offers something for everyone, but it takes time to have all this fun. For visitors that want to stay a while and vacation here in wonderland they have attractive rates on cottage rentals, luxury single family homes and other seasonal rentals. The seafood and other local culinary delights also await the lucky travelers that are able to take advantage of the paradise on The Long Island Sound. Featured in numerous films and television productions Playland has long been famous for its beauty and the excitement to be had there. Come and check out the place where Tom Hanks got “Big” and you can be a kid again!

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2 Comments on "Rye Beach Playland :: Rye, New York"

  1. suzanne leonard on Mon, 31st Jan 2011 7:55 pm 

    I was interested in knowing when Rye Beach Amusement
    park will open for the season…. I remembered that place
    years ago and the fun my school and myself had…

    thank you, suzanne

  2. Destination Guide on Wed, 2nd Feb 2011 12:43 pm 

    Thanks for your comment Suzanne! To answer your question, Playland Amusement Park in Rye Beach will open for the season on May 14, 2011.

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