Amusement Park

A fire broke out late Monday, Nov. 10 in a barn at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J. (Credit: CBS2)

Fire Breaks Out In Barn At Six Flags Great Adventure In N.J.

A fire broke out late Monday at a barn at the Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson, New Jersey.

11/10/2014

Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom (Six Flags/Facebook)

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Plans To Build New Roller Coaster

The theme park announced on Thursday Looping Dragon will join the park’s other thrill rides.

08/28/2014

Action Park

Action Park To Return At Mountain Creek Resort In New Jersey

For many growing up in New Jersey from the late 1970s until the early 1990s, it wouldn’t be summer without a trip to Action Park.

04/03/2014

People walk through the arcade area on the newly rebuilt boardwalk after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy on May 4, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Casino Pier At Seaside Heights Reopens To Thrilled Crowds

Nine months after Superstorm Sandy virtually destroyed the amusement park at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J., the thrills are officially back.

08/07/2013

The new Rye Playland boardwalk (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Superstorm Sandy-Ravaged Rye Playland Reopens

Rye Playland opened for the season Saturday, more than six months after Superstorm Sandy nearly destroyed it.

05/11/2013

Trash piles up in the city (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Residents Make A Stink Over Proposed Bensonhurst Garbage Transfer Facility

Many Bensonhurst residents are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy, they told CBS 2’s Steve Langford that a new trash dump is the last thing they need.

04/28/2013

Rye Playland

Westchester County To Sell Bonds For Repairs At Rye Playland

Westchester County lawmakers Monday approved two bond acts aimed at funding critical repairs at Rye Playland amusement park, which was damaged severely by Superstorm Sandy.

01/28/2013

Playland – Rye, NY – Mar 1, 2011 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Rye Playland Open For 83rd Season

As the band played Saturday morning, Westchester County executive Rob Astorino cut the ribbon and adults and children of all ages walked through the gates.

05/14/2011

Playland - Rye, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

As Rye Playland’s Gates Open, Redevelopment A Lingering Concern

Rye Playland is getting ready to open for the season this weekend, but it will cost more to go there. It’s not all fun and games for county leaders, as they try to deal with major debt.

05/13/2011

New York City Buys Historic Coney Island Tract

Former Coney Island Roller Coaster Site For Sale

The former 3-acre site of a roller coaster at Coney Island is back on the market.

03/04/2011

(Photo Credit: moreyspiers.com)

NJ Amusement Business Bids Farewell To First Ride

A farewell celebration was being held Sunday for a famous ride at a New Jersey amusement park, during which 200 randomly selected guests got to take one last slide.

10/10/2010

Rye Playland, which opened in 1928 in Westchester County, N.Y., is one of the few government-run amusement parks in the United States.

Rye Playland: Beloved Tradition May Be Nearing End

There’s trouble in Rye Playand, as the popular county-run amusement park continues to experience declining admissions and rising deficits. Is the beloved summer tradition dying?

08/28/2010

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Luna Park To Celebrate 1 Millionth Ride

Less than three months after opening its gate, Luna Park is getting ready to celebrate a major milestone.

08/27/2010