New season begins at historic Playland Park in Rye. Matt Hammer previews the summer of fun!

News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Matt Hammer has a preview of the fun in store this summer.

Matt Hammer

May 19, 2023, 12:06 PM

Updated 339 days ago

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Tomorrow, the sun will rise on a new season at historic Playland Park in Rye. Staff were hard at work Thursday at Playland putting on the finishing touches ahead of tomorrow's opening.
News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Matt Hammer has a preview of the fun in store this summer.
Some things to know before you go:
  • Save money when purchasing online ahead of time 
  • Children 2 and younger get in free 
  • Discount for Westchester County residents 
Along with the Port Chester High School Marching Band, Playland will also host an official ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. to unveil the new Fountain Plaza Show which will debut for the 2023 season and features a synchronized musical water and light show to welcome all guests. There will also be an appearance of a medium and fortune teller inspired by the mysterious Zoltar.
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Matt shows you what's new this season at Playland Park.
Below is more information about what is coming up this season at Playland:
Along with the Port Chester High School Marching Band, Playland will also host an official ribbon-cutting prior to the park opening at 11 a.m. to unveil the new Fountain Plaza Show which will debut for the 2023 season and features a synchronized musical water and light show to welcome all guests. There will also be an appearance of a medium and fortune teller inspired by the mysterious Zoltar.
Later this season, the park will debut the opening of Jack the Puppeteer and a new installation, "Play! Verse – An Immersive Adventure" which will have various creative room designs for visually interactive and dynamic photo ops.
Plus, new dining opportunities will be introduced including with the upcoming opening of Tiki Beach, which will be an upscale eatery with indoor and outdoor seating, as well as Captain Lawrence Beer Garden as a more casual space adjacent to Tiki Beach with outdoor seating only.
Also new this year, the historic amusement park also features a scenic on-site Playland Beach with a new waterfront slide, as well as a new Playland pool with zero depth entry and state-of-the-art lounge furniture, The Boardwalk at Playland, and Playland Lake with new paddle boats available alongside the historic Boathouse – all on the shores of the Long Island Sound.


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