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 [] 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 184.108.40.206 (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)
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)
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)
This is a message for 220.127.116.11: you must provide a reputable, unbiased, 3rd-party source that talks about the critics refering to Playland with that nickname. Otherwise, the inclusion of the nickname in WP is merely your opinion (violating WP:NPOV) or original research (WP:OR) and will be reverted. Thanks. SpikeJones 22:58, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
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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
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)