Take Metro-North to Rye Playland
Rye Playland, metropolitan New York's great family amusement park, opened for the season in May and Metro-North Railroad will get you there and back with a discount package that's a bargain!
From the famous Dragon Coaster to rides like the SuperFlight Coaster, Music Express and Double Shot, Rye Playland offers the best in family fun. There are more than fifty major and Kiddyland rides and attractions; a beach, a pool, and a pier on Long Island Sound; lake boating, entertainment, fireworks, lots of great food, music and much more.
The deal includes discount, round-trip rail fare from your boarding station and discount admission to Playland Park - $23 for adults (a $7 savings off regular admission) and $20 for children 11 and under. All packages include unlimited rides. (The package for children under 5 includes unlimited Kiddyland rides only). Seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare also pay $20. (However, for people who do not wish to go on rides, Playland sells a "spectator" pass for $10.)
If you don't have a MetroCard, you can buy one when you buy your package for the ride from the Rye train station to Playland. (A two-ride MetroCard is $4.50 for adults and kids over 5. Seniors pay with a senior MetroCard or with exact change on the bus, $2.20 round-trip.)
A family of four traveling from Grand Central can spend a whole day at Rye Playland for as little as $116 for round-trip rail fare and unlimited park rides. (That's based on 2 adults and 2 kids ages 5-11 and doesn't include bus fare).
Take the New Haven Line to the Rye Station where the No. 75 bus to Playland will meet trains throughout the day -; about every half hour on Saturdays and every hour on Sundays. On weekdays, the bus will meet seven trains going to Playland and 13 for the return trip. Check here for an ITINERARY and TRAIN/BUS SCHEDULE (WEEKDAY/WEEKEND).
For your return trip, simply use your MetroCard on the bus and your rail ticket on the train.
When you arrive at Playland, redeem your Playland Event ticket at any sales booth for a wristband that gets you unlimited rides all day and all night too. To receive a $1 pool/beach discount, redeem the ticket marked "PlaylndPl/Bch$1off" at the booth by the pool/beach area.
The Metro-North Playland package is available through September 11, 2011.
For more information call 914-813-7000 or visit www.RyePlayland.org and visit http://mta.info/mnr/html/getaways/outbound_rye.htm for travel details or call 212-532-4900. For Westchester Bus information, call (914) 813-7777.