2245 Rte. 110 Farmingdale, NY 631-694-6868
Around since 1962, Adventureland Family Amusement Park, features more than 27 rides for people of all ages, including the Hurricane Coaster, Pirate Ship, Surf's Up, Frisbee, Music Express, Bumper Cars, a Ferris wheel and the Haunted House. There's an arcade, food court and 15 Midway Games.
What you need to know: Pay-one-price wristbands are $31.99 for all ages. The park offers two pay-one-price sessions, from opening until 7 p.m. or from 4 p.m. to closing (park hours vary daily). Single ride tickets cost $1.50, the least-expensive ride is three tickets, or $4.50. Parking is free, adjacent to the park. New ! Expanded Parking facility.
Best time to go: "The best time to come to any amusement park is when you see clouds in the sky or weeknights," says operations manager Bob Amoruso, because it's cool out and because there aren't as many visitors. "People are afraid of the threat of rain. Weathermen aren't always correct, as we know. Weeknights are typically less busy and cooler on summer nights.
Ride most likely to make you nauseous: The Frisbee. Picture yourself attached to one of the spinning discs, and you know what this ride entails. Fair warning: Don't go on it right after lunch. But, according to a group of middle-school kids from Brooklyn who recently spent the day at the park, the Frisbee is the most fun attraction of all. And, it's a good place to dry out after the water flume -- the spinning action makes it feel like you're being blow-dried.
New Theming: Haunted House has all new props & spooky themes inside guaranteed to give you a scare.
Best bet for the little ones: The Little Dipper. The mini-sized water flume caters to those kids who want to follow Big Brother onto the big kids' flume but aren't tall enough.
Magic Show/ Summer Sundays: The Magic & Comedy of Jim McClenahan has delighted kids & families for years.
Arcade & Midway Games: All the latest & hottest video games, Skee Ball, Basketball & water race games to win hundreds of cool prizes.
Sweet snack: Homemade fudge ($11 a pound). Butterfinger, Rocky Road, Snickers, Cookies and Cream, Cookie Dough, Reese's Pieces and more. Can you say "sugar high" Bonus: (Buy 1 pound Get 1 pound FREE all year)
Smoking policy: The entire park is smoke-free. Smoking is only permitted outside of the entrance gates.Hours:
Open March-October, daily end of June-Labor Day, and weekends and holidays in the spring and fall, call for hours