Rye Playland and Coney Island are not really up to snuff. The only reason to visit either is to take a ride on the Dragon Coaster and the Cyclone.
I wish that there was a high-quality theme park in New York City proper. The rumors of Disney redeveloping Coney Island got me excited, but they were not meant to be. Likewise, with the rumors of a completely enclosed park on Governor's Island.
The largest city in the country should have a great theme park to call its' own and hopefully this will happen some day. If for nothing more, than to provide competition for Great Adventure which has had its' good years and bad years in its' 35 year span.
Nevertheless, Congratulations Great Adventure. Here is hoping for a bright future.
Then again it's Jersey. Nothing really changes there.
While not my favorite park in the area, the addtion of EL Toro a few years ago made me want to go back on a regular basis. However like all Six-Flags parks there is no love for the visitor. The food is mediocre at best and really expensive. The park is a little on the disrepair side and could be a bit cleaner. I rather drive to Kennywood or BuschGardens Williamsburg which are also just a couple of hours away from me where the tickets are reasonable, the parks are clean and the food is great. I also like Dorney Park a lot. However if they keep adding new an improved rollercoasters, I will always visit once every couple of years.
Soo crazy to see this on digg. The guy who shot the other one was a technician for the Dueling Dragons at Universal's Islands of Adventure, where my two roommates work, who knew the guy. The ride has been messing up lately and everyone was too scared to call for maintenance. Can't believe I am reading about it on digg...
Anyway, I was a season pass holder from 1996 to 2001 when I lived at the Jersey shore and would go to GA for all the live music shows which were great those years but are almost pitiful these days. Also loved the Lethal Weapon water stunt show and the high divers and shows in the area near Batman Chiller. Also liked the Dinosaur and Jet Fighter moving seat shows by the parachute drop. And the coasters were always great but I also enjoyed many of the smaller spinning style rides which seemed to be just a bit faster and riskier than at other parks. And the Halloween Fright Fest(?)nights was a great experience and they did not cost a separate ticket like all the Halloween shows at Universal, Disney and Busch. Based on what I read and hear about it today, I was lucky to be there during those glory years. (I'm sorry I can't remember the accurate real names of the shows and rides.)