Adventureland and Saf-T-Swim have many things in common; both are Long Island family-owned and operated, both have decades of experience in their industries, and both are focused on providing safe family fun for local families.
Adventureland is proud to be called “the hidden gem” of Long Island, in that they can create a destination experience for their guests in the heart of an industrial hub. The emphasis on family is felt throughout the mid-sized amusement park, from the free admission policy that beckons families to bring grandparents andextended family to join in on the fun, to the increase in family rides in the ride line-up each season. Adventureland brings the best and safest rides in the industry to Long Island, allowing guests to get that theme-park experience, close to home.
Saf-T-Swim is dedicated to teaching children and families how to love and respect the water. The passion they have for making sure students learn how to be safe while having fun in the watertruly makes them the best place for families. Their classes are full of information and fun; they are designed to develop strong and lasting relationships with the young and the young at heart that keep them coming back for more! Saf-T-Swim’s numerous locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties allow even more local families to experience and benefit from their classes.
Adventureland and Saf-T-Swim share a relationship that spans nearly 40 years; a relationship that is cemented in family fun. Throughout each season, the Saf-T-Swim team will visit Adventureland to inform patrons about the programs they offer and how crucial water safety is for people of all ages and abilities. Signs promoting water safety hang at Adventureland all season long, and rotate on the park’s marquis.
Saf-T-Swim participates in Adventureland’s annual bookend events, the Egg Scramble each spring and Pumpkin Park each fall. It is through these events that both Adventureland and Saf-T-Swim can reach so many people in the community. These free events represent the essence of family—they are an affordable and unique way to spend time together as a family, in a safe environment.
Adventureland also distributes “Water Safety; End Drowning Now” information booklets to guests as they park, so they can learn how to help themselves and their children be Water SMART (Safety Methods and Rescue Techniques). Adventureland has been a sponsor of this booklet for many years, as well as the Early Education Water Safety Programs Saf-T-Swim’s End Drowning Now organization, which are hosted at schools all over Long Island. These assemblies reach thousands of children annually, introducing them to safety habits that aim to reduce unintentional injury or drowning.
As Adventureland and Saf-T-Swim enter another year of partnership and friendship, they take pride in knowing that the commitment they share to serving the families of Long Island only grows stronger. Adventureland is excited to welcome Saf-T-Swim as their neighbor this year, as the grand opening of the Melville location of the swim school is set for this spring. With another year ahead, these iconic Long Island companies look forward to working together to provide safe family fun for everyone.
Adventureland is starting the 2018 season with a host of events, all full of spring fun and, hopefully, sunshine! To start, our local family amusement park is continuing the years long tradition of a Buy One Get One Free Special on opening day. Starting at 12pm and ending at 5pm, when you purchase one full price Pay One Price unlimited riding bracelet for $32.99, you will receive a second bracelet for free. All riders must be present at the ticket booth to receive their POP bands, and as always, closing time is subject to change as it is based on changing weather conditions. Admission and paring are always free at Adventureland; you only pay to enjoy the rides.
Buy One POP Band Get One Free is only offer twice a year, so it’s time to shake off the snow and cold and shake up some fun! Ride your favorites like the Turbulent spinning coaster, Formula One Bumper Cars or even the Pirate Ship. Get a sneak peek of the brand-new custom designed and built two-story dark ride, Mystery Mansion. Although it may not be open and operating for opening day, you can certainly start to plan your next trip to Adventureland to experience this awesome new ride that will be sure to keep you guessing!
If you are a 2018 season pass holder, you can get your Adventureland on an hour before the public on opening day. That’s right; register your 2018 season pass account and start having fun at 11am on March 24th!
As the calendar would have it, March 24th is also the annual Egg Scramble! Like Pumpkin Park, this is a free event where kids receive a bag with a treat booklet as they enter the park. Vendors will be set up throughout the park where kids can redeem the coupons in their treat booklet for giveaways and candy. The Easter Bunny and Alfie will be making the rounds all day, so be sure to get a photo with them, and any other mascots that may make an appearance.
To recap, 12pm is Buy One POP Band Get One Free and the Egg Scramble; 11am is the rides and Egg Scramble for the 2018 Season Pass holders. Opening day is always fun, but with BOGO POP and the Egg Scramble both on Opening day March 24th, it’s one you won’t want to miss this year.
Adventureland’s Helping Hands Foundation hostedour first V.I.P. Friends and Family Fundraiser on Friday, September 8th at Adventureland. This event featured a night of unlimited rides, food, snacks, and fun for guests, all while helping support the many goals of The Helping Hands Foundation. Live entertainment, games, and prizes made the night truly unforgettable.
Funds were raised from sponsorships and raffles—combined, The Helping Hands Foundation raised over $110,000!
The majority of the funds raised will go towards the Tony Gentile Memorial Scholarship Fund, which has awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to Long Island students over the past two years. The remaining funds will go towards supporting the foundation’s Grant Program and the three annual goods drives: Christmas in July Toy Drive, August School Supply Drive, and the Fall Food Drive.
The Helping Hands Foundation strives to help the Long Island Community reach its potential by increasing awareness about local issues, supporting local initiatives, and providing educational resources for community residents.
To learn how you can help us achieve our goal, please visit: www.HelpingHandsLI.org
Over 2,400 middle school students from Long Island public schools and catholic schools will have a day of learning disguised as fun at Technology Day 2017 at Adventureland in Farmingdale, held October 12th and 13th. This out of classroom experience was developed by both the Nassau and Suffolk Technology Education Educators’ Associations for seventh grade students.
Technology Day challenges students to use the skills they learn in multiple classes and apply those skills to complete a workbook with a variety of questions about ride design and operation. It serves as an introduction to the Technical World, through the students’ investigation of the various rides at Adventureland. A workbook with activity sheets guides students through the learning process as they observe, record time, sketch, and calculate specific aspects of the rides. Yes, they go on the rides as well!
“The park is pretty unique on Technology Day,” says Emily Guarnieri, technology director for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. “There are students working in small groups everywhere you look, measuring, triangulating height and exploring engineering design principles such as structure, safety and accessibility.” The Catholic schools of the Diocese of Rockville Centre is the largest group participating in this annual event, representing 37 of the 50 participating schools.
For more information about Technology Day 2017 please email GroupSales@Adventureland.us.