Playland Announces Opening Date for 2024 + the Launch of the #PlaylandArt Program

Playland Announces Opening Date for 2024

Playland Announces Opening Date for 2024

Playland, the historic amusement park and waterfront destination, recently announced the opening date for the 2024 season. The park will re-open for families on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

This iconic location is home to stunning panoramic views of the Long Island Sound. This has been a family favorite destination since 1928. Here, you’ll find a range of offerings such as recreation, leisure, dining options, shopping, and entertainment. This includes entertaining and family-friendly shows at the park’s entry plaza, a serene lake with paddle boats, a spacious zero-depth entry pool, and access to the beach. Additionally, families will find over 1.5 miles of public boardwalk, scenic walking paths, a fishing pier, various dining establishments, fun events, and activities all year-long. Some entertainment options include weekly fireworks,  live music, interactive stories, a pirate show, and much more.

This year, Playland introduces new offerings and activations. This includes new rides such as Jack the Puppeteer, new games, new dining experiences with the debut of the fast casual Burger Barn, and so much more. Additionally, they can enjoy over 50 rides and attractions.

Playland is also introducing a Season Parking Pass for $45 at https://playland.com/tickets. For guests interested in an inclusive summer of endless memories, the “2024 All Access Season Pass” gives unlimited admission to the amusement park’s rides and attractions, pool, beach, lake paddle boats, parking, and 10% off select products – available only at $150 for a one-time cost.

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Launch of #PlaylandArt Program

In addition to the excitement and thrills of the rides, Playland is launching its #PlaylandArt initiative. This art program aligns with Playland’s vision to become a place for exploration, culture, and community.

#PlaylandArt is calling on the community and all artists to make their mark on the park with its two first installments. This includes an open call for Asphalt Artists and a community-wide Dragon Coaster Art Contest. Artwork will be displayed throughout Playland during the 2024 season. Thus, creating unique spaces of discovery for all visitors.

#PlaylandArt details:

Open Call for Professional Asphalt Artists (Submission Deadline by February 29, 2024)

Artists of all abilities can make their own mark on Playland’s picturesque waterfront property by enhancing the entry pathways. Applications are due by February 29, 2024 with required samples of work with links to one’s portfolio and social media profiles and selected artists will receive up to $5,000. For submissions, please email [email protected] with the subject line “Asphalt Art.”

Dragon Coaster Art Contest (Submission Deadline by March 15, 2024)

The Dragon Coaster will ring in its 95th year in 2024! Playland will honor its milestone by calling all local and community artists of all ages (and talent levels, too) to share creative impressions of the iconic and beloved Dragon Coaster. This can be a drawing, painting, photo, video, sculpture, or any other multi-media artform. The submission deadline is March 15, 2024. The winner will be announced on The Dragon Coaster’s 95th birthday celebration on July 20, 2024.

All art work should be original pieces and concepts. Additionally, art should be family-friendly and not exceed five pounds in weight or three feet in size, length or height. Finally, they are only accepting once piece of art per person.

#PlaylandArt winners

Winners are selected based on three age groups. This includes children (up to 9 years old); youth (10 – 18 years old); and adults (19+):

First place wins a five-year season pass; Second place wins a two-year season pass; and the third place wins a one-year pass.

For more details, please visit playland.com/things-to-do/art/  Submissions (or a picture of the work) should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line “Dragon Art Contest.”

For more information and a calendar of events, visit Playland.com