Talk:Playland (New York)

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Sounds like it's owned by the US (Federal) Govt. which is untrue.

The article now states that it is owned by the county. --Amit 14:48, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Concerning the first line in the article about it being the *only* government-owned amusement park in the country, see [[1]] Seems more like it's the only park that the person who wrote the article new of, since Bay Beach has been operated by decades by the city of Green Bay. Someone who is experienced should edit this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:27, 1 December 2011 (UTC)


Has the park always been County-owned and operated, or did they buy someone out? --Feitclub 20:49, Feb 13, 2005 (UTC)

As per the statement in the article, local residents concerned about what a County report described as "unsavory crowds" induced the Westchester County Park Association to purchase two existing theme parks, Rye Beach and Paradise Park, and planned a local-government-sponsored amusement park in their stead. --Amit 17:18, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Infamous deaths[edit]

Someone should probably work in the story from last year where a young visitor was thrown from the "Brain Scrambler" ride and was killed. I've heard that wasn't the first time somebody died at Playland, but that could just be a legend associated with the perceived "ricketedyness" of the Dragon Coaster.

This has been incorporated into the article some time ago. --Amit 02:28, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

This section needs more sourcing. Parts of it are also wrong. The "teenage boy" who choked on his gum was an 8yr old girl. Also I doubt only two deaths happened btwn 1920 and 1990.--Nick 05:38, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

According to accident reports from the park published in the local paper only two deaths from 1920-1990. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:40, 26 October 2007 (UTC)


Someone needs to move all obsolete links to the "Rye Playland" and "Playland" articles to point to this article's page instead. --Amit 14:53, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

I have now done this. --Amit 18:07, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

"Die Playland"[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 14:24, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Derby Racer[edit]

The discussion of the Derby Racer seems to be inaccurate. It states that the horses move backward and forward as well as up and down. Unfortunately, I visited the park a couple weeks ago and can report that they have been fixed in place (which was also the sad fate of the Blackpool derby racer). Since the slots that they would have moved in have been boarded up, this appears to be a permanent state of affairs. I believe we should edit the article to remove the reference to the backward and forward movement. Bunnyhugger (talk) 18:21, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Name of the article[edit]

I never hear simply the word Playland when people in my area refer to the amusement park. I always hear the term Rye Playland. As a resident of Westchester County, I think that the common name of the play is Rye Playland, and as such, the article should be renamed to Rye Playland.PointsofNoReturn (talk) 18:06, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Requested move 29 August 2017[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: No consensus to move after nearly 3 weeks and a relisting. Cúchullain t/c 18:56, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Playland (New York)Rye Playland – Title should be qualified using the city rather than the state, for consistency with Playland (Vancouver) and Playland (San Francisco), and to avoid confusion with New York City. Playland (Rye, New York) is a possible title but Rye Playland seems to be in common use, is more WP:NATURAL and already redirects here. Certes (talk) 00:49, 29 August 2017 (UTC) --Relisting. Steel1943 (talk) 12:11, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

no Not approved The sign at the entrance of the park says "Playland Amusement Park", and it's always advertised as simply "Playland". I think "Rye Playland" is more of colloquialism. - Jasonbres (talk) 01:36, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Support, per nom. It's a WP:NATURAL disambiguation that sees some use in reliable sources. – Train2104 (t • c) 03:38, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I see little evidence that "Rye Playland" is even approaching a usual or common name for this. All sources I can see just say "Playland". NATURALDIS is good for borderline cases, but this isn't a borderline case. The current title also keeps it consensitent with Playland (Vancouver) and Playland (San Francisco).  — Amakuru (talk) 11:53, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
The other Playlands are disambiguated by city rather than state, so for consistency we'd need to move this article to Playland (Rye) or Playland (Rye, New York). That would also remove any implication that it's in New York City, which is why I started this discussion. Certes (talk) 12:02, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose - it is more of a local reference.--FordDFH (talk) 17:34, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.