Videos: 10 must-try rides on Long Island
Long Island isn't known just for its well-manicured lawns, relaxing beaches and shopping malls. Amusement parks bring out the adventurous side of families, from splashing down a slide at Splish Splash or cruising in a coaster at Adventureland.
There are many ways to tempt your wild side on Long Island. You can sail through churning rivers, dodge thrashing waves and feel the force of gravity as you fall eight stories in just three seconds. Some parks allow you to spin around in a bumper car, take in the view from atop a Ferris wheel and fight your way to the top of a rope-climbing course. Before long, you may even experience that rare magical moment when all of your kids are having fun at the exact same time.
Watch these video clips featuring 10 amusement park rides all Long Islanders should add to their bucket list.
Bootlegger's Run Water Coaster at Splish Splash
Pole Position Raceway
Hurricane Coaster at Adventureland
The Hurricane roller coaster at Adventureland in Farmingdale is closing after being operated for decades. It will be replaced by a new roller coaster in 2015.
Bumper boats at Boomers Family Fun Center
Nunley's Carousel at Cradle of Aviation
Go-karts at Country Fair Entertainment Park
The Jungle Tree Top rope course at Bayville Adventure Park
Outdoor go-karts at Tiki Action Park
Greenport Antique Carousel
Go-karts at Karts Indoor Raceway
Fans of indoor go-cart racing can catch the action at this Ronkonkoma park, shown here on July 9, 2014. (Credit: Randee Daddona)