Playland Park, Rye, New York, USA
Went to Rye today with expectations for a LOT of people, long lines and heavy traffic because it was a summer Sunday in the 90s. I took my son and we were very pleasantly surprised.
The parking lot was empty when we got there at 11:45. (The park opens at 12 PM) I got a spot adjacent to the side entrance, ponied up for two wristbands and walked not ran to wherever we wanted to go.
There was a nice vibe to the park. Nobody yelling, everyone just enjoying everything and quite honestly, we did not go on too many rides. It was just NICE to be there and hanging out.
Yes...it's Rye Playland. The bathrooms aren't going to be Discovery Cove clean, but they sufficed.
We took a leisurely ride on the tour boat by the lake. We didn't get a lot out of it, but it was a nice ride.
Hit the Ferris wheel, troll ride, the Whip (My favorite ride there and perhaps the best one of its kind - in my opinion) By the way it was a little slower and lighter on the side slamming hit than in years back...but still more than ok. I think we got 8 or 9 full speed wrap-arounds. At the end of our day we went on the log flume. It was fun, but the crowds and wait-times were building. We left at five.
Food was...ok. No way to escape the heat from inside the park...but there is a pub-style restaurant outside of the facility along with a fishing pier. We didn't use the beach or pool.
Perhaps the best deal was the deal that was offered. For $30 per person, you can ride all day and all night and the assortment is actually impressive. They have enough to do if you want to power ride or simply space it out, picnic from your car and supplement your grub with their standard food stands.
Their Kiddie-land was Very busy and handled their traffic well.
Ten bucks to park.
Nice day...nice people.
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