So, You Think You Know Playland?

Home to 280 acres of family-friendly amusements, Playland Park proudly proclaims itself  “America’s Premiere Playground” — and who are we to disagree? Opened in 1928 by Frank Darling, Playland has seen a number of exciting updates, like the Olympic-size pool, indoor ice skating rink, scenic railway, and countless boardwalk concessions, restaurants, and picnic areas. A true Westchester icon, Playland Park boasts historical, recreational, and cultural significance like no other. Think you know Playland? Take this quiz, and put your prowess to the test! 

1. True or False: Playland was the first US amusement park designed from the ground up purely as an amusement park.


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2. Playland is the only US amusement park designed in what architectural style?

A. Gothic     B. Spanish Revival     C. Art Deco     D. Romanesque


3. Playland’s Bath House is the only building NOT designed in the above architectural style. What style is it?

A. Spanish Revival     B. Baroque     C. Romanesque     D. Victorian

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4. Which of these Playland rides is NOT one of the originals from 1928–’29?

A. Ye Old Mill     B. Dragon Coaster     C. The Whip     D. Playland Plunge


5. Which famous singer filmed a music video at Playland Park?

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A. Christina Aguilera     B. Mariah Carey     C. Gwen Stefani     D. Jason Derulo


6. True or False: Rye Playland was designated National Historic Landmark in 2003.

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