RYE, N.Y. -- Rye Playland kicks off its new season Saturday with an opening day event featuring special admission prices and entertainment.
The day's festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with a parade featuring the Port Chester High School marching band, local dignitaries, staff and the Playland mascot, Coaster the Dragon. The amusement park will open at noon. The band Reunion will be playing hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s during shows at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. on the Music Tower Theater stage.
Kids and families can enjoy science-based entertainment during "Mad about Science," which will perform at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Children can also dance along to their favorite songs with Playland's Kiddlyand DJ, who will be performing four "Play it DJ" shows.
The opening day admission price will be $15 for unlimited rides this weekend and next weekend. Starting May 24 admission for unlimited rides will be $30 and $20 for anyone under 48 inches. Westchester residents with proof of residency will receive $5 off. Spectator admission, which does not include rides, is $10. Season passes are $95 for unlimited rides, with a $15 discount for Westchester residents.
The amusement park and boardwalk will be open. The beach and pool are expected to open June 21. The Ice Casino and north boardwalk were both heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy, and are not expected to open until 2014.
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