Adventureland reopens soon - here's what to know if you want to visit
Adventureland in Farmingdale is set to reopen soon for the first time in more than a year -- but before you go, there are some changes in place.
The park is reopening on April 9 to season passholders, a welcome sign for thrill seekers from the area. The general public will get their first chance to visit April 10.
"They miss us, but I don't think they miss us as much as we miss them," says Adventureland owner Steve Gentile. "We need to see Long Islanders again. We need to see people inside our park, enjoying our rides."
State officials say outdoor amusement parks will be able to reopen next month at 33% capacity. Adventureland says that'll mean some changes in operations. Those include:
- Mandatory face masks for all guests 2+ years old
- Social distancing on all lines and rides
- Prior to park opening, all surfaces, rides, and games will be sanitized
- Disinfecting of rides and high touch areas frequently throughout the day
- Health screening of all employees
There will also be a new admission policy that guests will want to know about. Advanced online reservations are required and all guests entering the park will be required to have their own admission ticket.
General admission for those 2-24 years old is $39.99, and $24.99 for those 25 and over.
The park is open weekends and holidays during the spring, and daily over the summer.
In terms of new park offerings -- the park now has:
- The Sports Tower Ride: A ride that rises 60 feet, offering views of Farmingdale
- New arcade and midway games
- Tony's Tavern: A spot for those 21+ to get beer, wine or seltzer
But despite all the changes, families can't wait to return.
"I know my 6-year-old daughter is very excited about them reopening. We live right here so every time we drive past she keeps saying, 'Are they going to open soon?'" says Bridget Murphy. "So she's thrilled so I think it'll be really nice."