Playland celebrates 75 years of entertaining guests

Posted Monday, August 11, 2003 5:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Playland celebrates its 75th birthday this year. The park in Rye, NY, has been in a number of films and still has a few of its original operating rides. The park says it was the first planned amusement park, not one that evolved from a trolley stop.

Read more form The Stamford Advocate.

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Monday, August 11, 2003 3:19 PM
Parks like Rye are few and far between. Spending the day there is truly like taking a trip back in time. So if you're making the trip to go to Lake Compounce or SFNE or even Coney Island Rye isn't far. To miss it would be a real shame.

mOOSH
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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 11:31 AM
Playland is a nice place, especially if you like dark rides. Moosh is right... spending the day is like a trip back in time, but be careful, because without a POP plan, spending the day could be quite costly.

I love the place, even though they need a serious wooden coaster!

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-Rob (who is still upset that they didn't get a spinning mouse like they were supposed to, but is slowly getting over it)
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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 1:25 PM
I've always wanted to go...but what's this about being the first planned park? Coney Island is older, and its parks weren't built by transit companies were they?

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"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 2:49 PM
Hmmm, I guess I liked it a lot, but when I was
there this year, I simply could not afford to spend more than a couple hours there without feeling like I was being ripped-off.

Such a shame too, if they offered a POP plan, I would have definitely got it and spent more time. As it was, it was just the few coasters they had there once and we left, missing all the unique stuff. :(

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Wednesday, August 13, 2003 7:32 AM
The park desperately needs a POP plan- I don't think they realize that the revenue they would lose in ticket sales would be made up by people staying longer and buying more- more food, more merchandise, etc.

If the park had a POP plan and a decent wooden coaster (I'd be happy with a space-saving out-and-back), I would be there a lot, since Playland is probably the closest park to my house. As it is, I can't see getting there more than once a year, if even that.

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-Rob
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