Playland announces art contests and 2024 discounted all-access season pass

Playland announces art contests and 2024 discounted all-access season pass

Playland, the historic amusement park and premier seaside destination, announces that the amusement park’s official opening date for the season is set for Saturday, May 18, 2024.

In addition to the thrills and excitement of the rides, Playland has launched its #PlaylandArt initiative. The 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 first two installments: an open call for Asphalt Artists and a community-wide Dragon Coaster Art Contest.

The artworks will be displayed throughout the site during the 2024 season and will create unique spaces for discovery.

Contest details

Open Call for Professional Asphalt Artists (Deadline by February 29, 2024) – Artists can make their mark on Playland’s scenic waterfront property by enhancing entryways.

Applications are due by February 29, 2024 with required work samples 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 theme “Art of Asphalt”.

Art of the Dragon Coaster Contest (Deadline for submission until March 15, 2024)

The Dragon Coaster will ring in its 95th year in 2024! Playland will honor its milestone by inviting all local and community artists of all ages (and talent levels too) to share their creative impressions of the iconic and beloved Dragon coaster, whether it’s a drawing, painting, photo, video, sculpture or any other. other multimedia art forms.

The deadline for submission is March 15, 2024 and
winner will be announced at The Dragon Coaster’s 95th birthday party on July 20, 2024.

Winners will be selected based on three age groups: children (up to 9 years), youth (10 – 18 years) and adults (19+):

– First Place Prize Winners – 5 Year Seasonal
– 2nd Place Prize Winners – 2 Year Seasonal
– Third Place Award Winners – 1 Year Seasonal

For more information and details on winning prizes and more visit

For more details, please visit and applications (or a photograph of the work) should be emailed to [email protected] with the theme “Dragon Art Contest”.

Playland is also introducing a Season Parking Pass available now for $45.

For guests interested in an all-inclusive summer of endless memories, the 2024 All Access Season Pass also gives guests unlimited access to amusement park rides and attractions, the pool, beach, lake boats, parking and 10% off merchandise selected – available only at $150 for a one-time cost.

Coming this year, Playland will also introduce new offers and activations from new rides including Jack the Puppeteer, new games, new dining experiences with the debut of the fast-casual Burger Barn and much more.

Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Playland is a historic, one-of-a-kind waterfront destination with panoramic views view of Long Island Sound, located in Rye, New York.

Since 1928, serving generations of families and creating a lifetime of memories, Playland offers a diverse range of offerings from recreation, leisure, dining and entertainment, featuring a live fountain at the park’s entrance, a lake quiet rowboats, an expansive zero-depth entry pool, beaches, over 1.5 miles of public boardwalks, scenic walking trails, fishing pier, various dining establishments, numerous events and activities throughout the year – and of course – its iconic amusement park with over 50 rides and the attractions.

More information about Playground is available online.

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