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Adventureland cancels 2020 drive-in graduation ceremony 

Adventureland is hosting a group graduation ceremony for

Adventureland is hosting a group graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. Credit: Newsday/Reginald Lewis


Adventureland canceled plans to host a group drive-in graduation celebration at noon on June 13 in the parking lot, which was set to be decorated with a balloon arch and congratulatory signs. The ceremony was slated to be piped through FM transmitter and microphones so attendees could listen from their cars. Adventureland’s mascot “Alfie” was to greet each car.

A fee of $50 per car was set to include the graduate’s name annoucement and an “Adventureland Diploma.” Attendees paying $80 per car were to also receive an Adventureland gift bag and one-day pass for one person to the amusement park valid through the 2021 season. The park itself is not open.


“It’s a little bit out of the box,” says Steve Gentile, Adventureland's general manager. He expected that preschools and elementary schools may be most interested in the Adventureland events. “We wanted to try to do something. We want to see the smiles, the laughter, the families having fun.”

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