This time of the year may be all about Back to School and the end of summer, but at
Long Island’s Adventureland, it means the start of fall fun! The iconic family amusement park is open daily until Labor Day, and weekends and holidays throughout the fall—if school’s closed, they’re open! Ride favorites like the Wave Swing, Ferris Wheel, and Music Express or try new thrills on the Formula One Bumper Cars or Turbulence Roller Coaster. Pay One Price Bracelets (P.O.P.) are available for unlimited riding, or patrons can purchase single ride tickets for $1.50 each, and pay per ride. Each ride requires 3-5 tickets, so if you’d like to experience more than 5 rides, the P.O.P. band is recommended. Admission and parking are always free every day; you only pay to ride. For a day of family fun, bring the kids, grandma, and grandpa to Adventureland, grab a pretzel or a churro, and get ready to make some family memories
This fall is your last chance to experience the Ghost House, as a brand new Haunted Mansion will replace the current haunted house ride for the 2018 season. The new Haunted Mansion will be the first two-floor spooky house to ever reside at Adventureland, and it will feature floor-less gondola-style cars that allow for indoor and outdoor haunts. Manufactured in Italy, the Haunted Mansion features state of the art animatronics and special effects lighting and sound, perfect for thrills and chills for the young and the young at heart. The new Haunted Mansion is scheduled to open spring of 2018.
If frights are not your cup of tea, Adventureland’s unique line up of thrill rides may be just the ticket for you. The Turbulence roller coaster joined the Adventureland family in the spring of 2015, replacing the iconic Hurricane coaster. Turbulence is a custom-made spinning coaster that was designed and manufactured by Mack Rides, a family owned and operated German company that has been a leader in amusement ride engineering and design for over 225 years. The cars on this green and yellow coaster spin freely as they race around the track, giving riders 360 degrees of thrills and a unique experience every time they ride. Another popular thrill ride is the Music Express, located just across the midway from Turbulence. This classic ride quickly builds momentum to take riders up and down inclines as they travel around, all while rocking out to the latest top charting hits. A trip to Adventureland isn’t complete without a ride on the Wave Swing. Located at the north-western edge of the park, the Wave Swing elicits smiles from not only those enjoying the ride, but also from all the travelers who drive pass this ride on route 110. Fly high over Adventureland as the Wave Swing lifts you up and tilts and twirls you around!
There’s more than just rides at Adventureland. The 15-acre amusement park features a state of the art indoor arcade and restaurant, snack stands, gift shops and more. Their impressive roster of midway games includes fan favorites like Long Shot Basketball and Rope Climb, new games like Topspin, and classic fun like Whack-a-Mole and Ring Toss. New for this season, the indoor arcade has been upgraded to a token-less card swipe system. The rechargeable player cards allow you to add points and win big and point bonuses give you the chance to play more and win more. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, check out the Sweet Shop, located next to the 3Generations Food Court. With a wide variety of treats like ice cream, fudge, and candy, your sweet tooth will be satisfied at the Sweet Shop! If you’d rather shop while the kids play, the Moose Market Gift Shoppe is just the spot for you. With souvenirs, unique keepsakes, and personalized items, you’re sure to find that special something for that special someone.
Adventureland is also the best place to celebrate birthdays! With packages for birthdays of all sizes and a private party room, make your child’s day one to remember. Birthday Party packages include rides, lunch, a hostess, and paper goods. Balloons, ice cream cake, goodie bags, and extra ride time are available as well. For more information and date availability, please contact BirthdayParties@adventureland.us
Adventureland is more than just an amusement park; they have been a member of the Long Island community for over 55 years. By establishing the nonprofit organization, The Helping Hands Foundation, Adventureland has solidified their commitment to helping Long Island and its residents reach their potential. In addition to awarding over $50,000 in student scholarships and grants to other nonprofits, Helping Hands has donated thousands of toys, school supplies and food all over Long Island.You can help! All fall long, The Helping Hands Foundation is collecting nonperishable food for two local pantries. Last year, the foundation created over 100 Thanksgiving Baskets for a Long Island pantry, and this year the goal is to double that number! Items like canned food, gift cards, water bottles and more will be acceptedat the Ticket Booth. Donors will receive a free gift. For more information visit: www.HelpingHandsLI.org
Many people know that group rates are available throughout Adventureland’s season, however many are unaware that Adventureland can be rented privately in the fall and spring seasons. In fact, on weeknights and certain weekend nights throughout September and October, Adventureland hosts a variety of exclusive events for schools, PTAs, and nonprofit organizations. Renting the park privately is a unique and fun way to kick off the school year, raise funds, and connect with other parents in your community. Adventureland has helped dozens of organizations schedule and plan private events that are custom to the needs of their group. For date availability, please email GuestRelations@adventureland.us
Fall fun at Adventureland wouldn’t be complete without Pumpkin Park! This annual family fun event has been a landmark event on Long Island for over 20 years. Pumpkin Park is a free two-day fall family event. Family friendly vendors set up throughout the park and when children enter, they are given a treat booklet filled with coupons to redeem at each vendor table in exchange for candy, treats, or promotional items. It is free to participate in Pumpkin Park, and parking is free as well. The rides are open at regular price and we encourage our guests (and staff) to dress in costume. Adventureland will be decorated with pumpkins, mums, hay, and everything fall! Pumpkin Park 2017 will take place on October 21st and 22nd from 11am until 5pm. If you are interested in becoming a Pumpkin Park Vendor, or if you would like more information, please email us at GuestRelations@adventureland.us
The park closes for the season the last weekend in October, and will reopen at the end of March 2018. Adventureland’s celebrates their last weekend of operation in 2017 with a Buy One Get One Free deal on Pay One Price bracelets. October 28th and 29th, when you buy one POP band at full price, you get the second one free. All Adventureland asks for in exchange for this BOGO deal is a donation of canned food for their Helping Hands Foundation’s food drive. Both POP bands must be used on the same day, and both riders must be present at the ticket booth at the time of purchase. For more information, visit Adventureland.us.
The fun can last all season with a 2018 Adventureland Season Pass, available on the park’s website starting November 2017. Season Pass holders can experience over 100 days of unlimited fun, and discounts on souvenir soda, souvenir popcorn, and in the Moose Market Gift Shoppe. If you think you’ll be at Adventureland more than 4 times between March 2018-October 2018, Adventureland recommends the Season Pass. The Season Pass vouchers are printable, so no need to run to the store for that last-minute gift; skip the store and shop online. If you’re looking to treat someone special to a day of fun, gift cards and daily Pay One Price vouchers are also available online. Gift cards can be redeemed at the ticket booth, snack stands, food court and restaurant, and Moose Market. Give the gift of fun this holiday season with Adventureland Season Passes, gift cards, and daily passes. For Adventureland park hours and scheduling information, and to purchase season passes, daily passes and gift cards please visit www.Adventureland.us