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The Best Amusement Parks in New York


The state of New York is home to Coney Island, one of the world's first and most famous amusement parks. After all these years, Brooklyn's famous beachfront entertainment center is still going strong. There are also other amusement parks and theme parks (yes, there is a distinction) located around the state. Adventureland, for example, is one of the numerous parks in Farmingdale. The medium-sized amusement park caters primarily to children under the age of ten. There's a steel coaster here, as well as a few other thrill rides. Although it was the setting for Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg's 2009 film Adventureland, Kennywood, an amusement park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was actually used for the majority of the location shots. Sports Tower, a rollercoaster that spins horizontally as it climbs a 60-foot tower, was added to the park in 2021. And you can never forget Coney Island. The iconic amusement area has had its ups and downs throughout the years. It has been on the rise in recent years, thanks to new rides and investment in the boardwalk attraction. Coney Island has always been a collection of attractions rather than a single park.


Darien Lake Resort is the largest combined theme park and water park resort in New York. Get a combo ticket and visit Darien Lake Theme Park and the new SplashTown Water Park for the best of both worlds! To favorites Hook's Lagoon and Crocodile Isle, SplashTown has added new Swirl City Water Slides and a 16-foot Flotation Station Lazy River, as well as a second wave pool, Lazy Days Lagoon! Allow the whirling winds on one of our six world-class coasters to dry you up after a day in the sun! But hold on, because the spectacular LaserBlast Music Show Explosion will be the highlight of your day!


Long Island Playland came about in the 1920s, the Long Island Sound beachfront in Rye began to draw an increasingly raucous population. To remedy this, Westchester County chose to build the country's first planned amusement park in 1927. The 280-acre facility had coasters, a freshwater pool, beaches, a boardwalk, and skating rinks, among other family-friendly attractions. The structures were created in the streamlined Art Deco style, and the grounds were beautifully planted. The park debuted in 1928 and has much of its original architecture, as well as seven classic rides, including the Dragon Coaster and the Derby Racer, a 25-mph carousel.


Splish Splash is Long Island's best family water park, with 96 acres of family-friendly entertainment, 20 water slides, rides, and attractions, including two wave pools, a spacious Kiddie Area, a lazy river, and our two newest additions, Bombs Away and Riptide Racer. With our many special events, fantastic family dining options like Johnny Rockets, gift stores, and a big catered picnic space for group picnics and family reunions, there's something for everyone. Splish Splash is the best water park on Long Island, New York, for all of these reasons and more.


Fantasy Island Park is a family-friendly theme park near Buffalo and Niagara Falls that caters to visitors of all ages. The park offers a diverse range of rides and activities for children, including water slides, roller coasters, and more than 40 attractions. Classics such as a large slide, a train ride, and bumper cars are among the park's attractions, as are a little wild mouse roller coaster, a giant wooden coaster called Silver Comet, and many others. The park also has wading pools, wave pools, and numerous water slides. The Fantasy Island water park is open from June until the beginning of September.


The area around Sylvan Beach Amusement Park has a long history, dating back to the 1870s. Today, it thrives as a fantastic beach destination with all the trappings of a fantastic vacation place. Summer fun is guaranteed thanks to the numerous stores, restaurants, amusement parks, beaches, entertainment, local festivals, and more! The amusement park here is still being renovated and new and exciting activities are being added. There are several new rides, and the setting is unbeatable. We go on a regular basis, and there is truly something for everyone. The Halloween event is especially recommended—really it's professional and has plenty of laughs for people of all ages. The park historian will find the dark ride, in particular, fascinating.


Seabreeze Park, America's fourth oldest park, is located north of Rochester on the picturesque bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario. Four roller coasters, a vintage wooden carousel, thrill rides, family and kiddie attractions, a midway with food and games, and live shows are all available on a daily basis. A full water park is also available, complete with a wave pool, tube slides, body flumes, lazy river, kiddie slides, and other attractions. The Jack Rabbit wooden roller coaster, which opened in 1920, is the country's oldest continually operational coaster. The park is a classic blend of a conventional amusement park and a contemporary water park. Open every day from mid-June through Labor Day; weekends in May, early June, and early September are also open.

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