robbalvey Posted August 4, 2005 Share Posted August 4, 2005 (edited) Hey everybody! This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Rye Playland, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page. Official Park Website Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy! --Robb _____________________________________________________ 2005 August 4th, 2005 - Boy Dies on Playland's Ye Old Mill Boat Ride (See Below) August 29th, 2005 - Playland Park Fires Summer Workers For Infractions Novmeber 11th, 2005 - Rye Playland not at fault for boy's death 2007 June 30th, 2007 - Woman killed at Playland Amusement Park 2010 August 4th, 2010 - Rye Playland being considered for closure October 18th, 2010 - Donald Trump interested in Rye Playland 2011 Janurary 11th, 2011 - The future of Rye Playland up for discussion March 22nd, 2011 - Zamperla is one of eleven bidders to operate Rye Playland August 31st, 2011 - Headwear ban incites scuffle at Rye Playland 2012 October 11th, 2012 - Astornio reveals water park & more for Rye's future November 12th, 2012 - Announced plans not final, other bids considered December 19th, 2012 - Legoland has $200 million proposal for Playland! 2013 January 25th, 2013 - Four proposals now in consideration for park's future April 4th, 2013 - Sustainable Playland has been chosen to run the park for 10 years May 26th, 2013 - Lawsuit filed to void Sustainable Playland agreement July 24th, 2013 - Sustainable Playland brings on CAI; keeps more rides 2014 February 8th, 2014 - Locals want more say in Rye Playland's future March 18th, 2014 - Proposed Field House scaled back as plans are refined April 18th, 2014 - County sets May 1st deadline for park future decision June 11th, 2014 - Sustainable Playland officially off of the project, new operator sought August 14th, 2014 - City seeks partnership between two interested parties 2016 March 11th, 2016 - Standard Amusements proposes changes for Playland May 3rd, 2016 - Standard Amusements granted a 30 year extension on their agreement to run the park 2019 January 31st. 2019 - Standards Amusements looks toward the amid the battle to control the park 2020 July 1, 2020 - Park will not open in 2020 _____________________________________________________ Original Post: Boy Dies On Playland Water Ride (Rye, N.Y.-AP, August 3, 2005) — A boy died Wednesday on a ride at the Playland amusement park in Westchester, the county executive's office said. The death occurred in late afternoon on Ye Old Mill, a boat-in-the-water amusement that is tamer than many of the historic park's rides. Donna Greene, a spokeswoman for County Executive Andrew Spano, said the boy was found in the water. The cause of death was not immediately known. Spano planned a news conference at the park Wednesday night. In May 2004, a 7-year-old girl was killed on Playland's Mind Scrambler ride, which was spinning riders around in a darkened tent to flashing lights and loud music. Investigators concluded that Stephanie Dieudonne, of New Rochelle, wriggled free of the restraining bar on one of the Mind Scrambler's cars, knelt on the seat and fell soon after the ride started. Edited July 2, 2020 by larrygator Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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