RYE, N.Y. – Hundreds stood in anticipation as Rye Playland opened its gates Saturday for its new season after an opening day parade featuring the Port Chester High School Marching Band.
The opening day event featured special admission prices of $15 for unlimited rides, which continue this weekend and next. Beginning May 24, admission for unlimited rides will be $30 and $20 for anyone under 48 inches. Westchester residents with proof of residency will receive $5 off. Spectator admission, which does not include rides, is $10. and entertainment.
Season passes are $95 for unlimited rides, with a $15 discount for Westchester residents.
The amusement park and boardwalk will be open. The beach and pool are expected to open June 21. The Ice Casino and north boardwalk were both heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy, and are not expected to open until 2014.
Saturday, children lined up for rides and posed for pictures with Coaster the Dragon, Playland’s mascot. The band Reunion will be playing hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s during shows at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. on the Music Tower Theater stage.