Hours: See the calendar online for open dates and hours
COVID Safety Guidelines: Masks required for ages 2 and older. Social distancing enforced. Temperature checks.
One roller coaster, family rides and games, and a carousel are right in the heart of Queens. Don’t miss tons of great family-friendly performances throughout the summer as well, every weekend pretty much every Sunday at Flushing Meadows. The carousel was brought to Coney Island in 1964 for the World’s Fair and is the only ride left from the World’s Fair in Queens. Don’t miss the chance to ride this historical gem. Check the website for a complete schedule.
Hours: Check the morning of your visit, as park hours are subject to change. A full calendar is on the website, but guests are encouraged to check the morning of their visit, as park hours are subject to change.
Hours: Check the website for acalendar of hours for both the amusement park and water park.
Westchester County1. Croton Point Park
Croton Point Park is home to the Croton Dam and a huge waterfall, which is the centerpiece of the park. Rich in natural and human history, the park is also the site of historic wine cellars that are thought to be the oldest in New York State and the Croton Point Nature Center.
What are amusement parks doing to keep my family safe?
What can my family do to stay safe when visiting amusement parks?Bring everything with you.
It’s better to bring items with you than to have to purchase them when you’re out and about, says Giuseppe Aragona, M.D., general practitioner and medical advisor atPrescription Doctor. This includes hand wipes and hand gels to clean your hands and other surfaces frequently, food and drinks, extra clothes, diapers, and anything your family tends to need when you’re away from home. Try to pack your items in disposable containers so you can throw everything away at the end of your visit and won’t bring home any potential contamination.
Check ahead of time
Before visiting any amusement park, be sure to check the website and social media pages for updated COVID-related policies. Be prepared to make timely reservations, pack masks, and talk to your kids about proper social distancing. Then try to verify if there is a restriction on the number of people permitted to enter the park on any given day, says Leann Poston M.D., M.B.A., M.Ed., ofInvigor Medical. You’ll want to visit parks that are imposing restrictions on capacity, for everyone’s safety.
Prepare the kids.
This amusement park visit won’t be exactly like other park trips have been in the past, so you want to lay that out for your kids. Explain to them what they will and will not be allowed to do, chat about social distancing, and then make sure their masks fit well.