Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/03/2014 - 19:00

Playland bills itself as "America's Premier Playground". Playland evolved into much more than amusement rides and became a place to see circus acts, to dance under the stars, to win a new car, and crown the most beautiful baby in Westchester county.

With the boardwalk complete and the grounds spruced up, Rye Playland is set to open on 5/10.
For the first few days, unlimited rides will cost $15, and tickets go on sale at 10:30 a.m. The rain date for opening day is one week later on May 17.

Get ready to zoom, spin, splash, swing and soar your way through acres of amusement park rides from the cooling log flume to the famous Dragon Coaster and all your other favorites as Playland Amusement Park in Rye, NY

The fun gets underway with a parade and entertainment beginning at 11 a.m. and rides opening at noon.

The opening celebration begins with strolling entertainment at the Fountain Plaza at 11 a.m., followed by the traditional parade with the Port Chester High School Marching Band accompanied by local dignitaries, staff and Playland’s mascot, Coaster the Dragon.

Grab a seat in front of the Music Tower Theater stage to hear the band Reunion perform hit sounds from the ‘50s,’60s and ‘70s. at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Erik’s Reptiles features Wally the five-foot- long American alligator. Shows take place in Kiddyland and at the Music Tower Theater stage. Show times will be posted in the park. Playland’s Kiddyland DJ will also entertain with the “Play it DJ” show, in four performances at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Kids will move, groove and be smooth as our DJ plays their favorite dance tunes.