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Press Release
June 14, 2012
Ride MTA LIRR to Splish Splash Long Island Water Park
Rail, Shuttle Bus and Park Admission for One Great Price!

Splish Splash Long Island Water Park is metro New York's largest family water park and ranked among the top five in the nation by the Travel Channel. Now, you can get to Splish Splash on MTA Long Island Rail Road and save up to 27% on park admission alone. That represents a $10 saving for adults and $7 for children.

If you haven't been to Splish Splash lately, you will be interested to know that the park, set on more than 90 acres in Riverhead, L.I. continues to add one-of-kind water rides. This year marks the debut of Dinosaur Falls – Tube Slide. Grab your raft for a daredevil expedition into the wilds of prehistory.

Other favorites like the Kahuna Bay Wave pool, the Dragon's Den, the Hollywood Stunt Rider, Alien Invasion and Dr. Vonda's Tunnel of Terror are among Splish Splash's 19 water slides, two wave pools, 1,300 foot long Lazy River, kiddie areas and more. Plus, two gift shops and a large food court are also on site.

The Long Island Rail Road's Splish Splash package price, which includes round trip rail ticket, connecting air-conditioned shuttle bus service and admission to the Water Park, is $63 for adults and $49.50 for children ages 4-11. Children must be less than 48 inches tall.

You'll take the LIRR to Ronkonkoma Station and board a North Fork Express Bus to Splish Splash. Please board the bus on the northwest side of Ronkonkoma Station, adjacent to the taxi stand.

This special summer getaway package is available weekdays, weekends and holidays through September 3. Visit for park info or call (631)727-3600.

By the way, LIRR is rolling out other popular summer Beach Getaways. Packages to Robert Moses State Park and fishing excursions at Captree State Park begin on June 18 and Jones Beach and Long Beach packages are available weekends through June 17 and daily beginning June 23. All run through Labor Day.


Tickets can be purchased with cash, personal check or credit card at any open ticket office. Tickets are also available at LIRR full-service (gray or blue) ticket machines. Just select the "Deals & Getaways" button on the first screen, then LI Getaways, and then select your package. Both blue and gray machines accept credit and debit cards and gray machines also accept cash.

Long Islanders may take advantage of the travel from any station along the Ronkonkoma Branch. The cost of the package to adults boarding at Wyandanch, Deer Park, Brentwood or Central Islip is discounted to $50.50 because they are traveling a shorter distance to Ronkonkoma.

For specific train times, and more information go to the MTA website at and look under Deals & Getaways. You can also pick up a Splish Splash Water Park Brochure at stations or call 511, New York State's Travel Information Hotline and say "LIRR". If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.