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Adventureland Long Island!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:49 pm
by milst1
I started working as a professor at Farmingdale State College on Long Island nearly a year ago, and I have to admit, the school's proximity to Adventureland was actually a factor in my taking the job. And while I've communicated with park co-owner Paul Gentile via email and telephone to talk shop, I hadn't actually been over the park since August of 2008, when Cheryl, Lauren, our friend Dave, and I went there to get the credits. This made me sad, because during the school year when I bike from my office to the train station in the dark on my way home, Adventureland always cheers me up because their small Ferris wheel is always lit up with LEDs at night, even during the off season. So on a day when Cheryl was on her way to the Bahamas with Lauren, and with very bad traffic back to Queens, I decided to wait it out and kill some time at Adventureland. I was not disappointed, and it was better than I remembered it.

Re: Adventureland Long Island!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:18 pm
by larrygator
On my only visit I was surprised how much they crammed into such a small footprint.

Re: Adventureland Long Island!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:33 am
by yay101
Great photo report! Yay for parks who still have S.D.C. Hurricanes! =)

Re: Adventureland Long Island!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:51 pm
by Parallax
It's weird seeing a thread for this park. I live about 25 minutes away and used to go there all the time. Still go every once in a while, but now that I can commute to Great Adventure I tend to not go to Adventureland.

Re: Adventureland Long Island!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:04 pm
by cfc
The rickshaw ride looks pretty cool.

Re: Adventureland Long Island!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:29 pm
by sspaz1000
Great report! I still need to get up there some day, hopefully next year.

Re: Adventureland Long Island!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:58 am
by gisco
Small parks like this have a lot of charm. Love the report.

Re: Adventureland Long Island!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:09 pm
by palmerleeberry
You don't often get to see trip reports or even hear about the small parks, so that's why this site was set up to give these parks the exposers they really need. You never know what type of obscured ride may be found in parks like this, or a one-of-its-kind attraction that no one else has.

Great Photo Trip report, but the way. We need more photo trip reports on small parks; you may have that rare ride that might encourage a rider and amusement park flyer to go there and ride it!

"I'm not perfect; I just love to ride!!!" :airtime: :airtimer:

Re: Adventureland Long Island!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:56 am
by milst1
Thanks for the love, everyone!

I'm personally not a huge fan of Hurricanes, but whoever loves them should go take a spin! It's definitely a park that's worth a visit.

I know that I'm going to try to take more advantage of a great park that's right across the street!

Re: Adventureland Long Island!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:07 am
by DJeXeL
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Best thing in the Huss catalog! ;)

Thanks for sharing.