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Adventureland plans $10M redevelopment and partners with Catholic Health

Adventureland is planning a multi-year, five-phase $10 million redevelopment plan of the popular amusement park in Farmingdale.

The plan marks one of the biggest projects in the park’s 62-year history since the $5 million installation of the ride ‘Turbulence’ in 2015, according to a company statement.

Phase one of the project includes the addition of two new rides for the upcoming 2024 season, featuring the ‘Jr. Pirate Ship Ride’ and ‘Moon Chaser’ The second phase involves the addition of a custom-made ride called ‘Wave Twister,’ which is expected to open in time for the spring 2025 season. There are at least two more planned rides that are to be added over the next three phases.

“We saw an opportunity to improve and enhance the guest experience,” Caitlin DiSclafani, park manager of Adventureland, said in the statement. “These investments add value to the park and to the guests’ experience. We’re excited to leave a lasting legacy in the park for generations to come.”

Along with the improvements to the park, Catholic Health is sponsoring the main entrance and the City Hall Building, which has now been renamed the Catholic Health Wellness Center. This area is home to ‘Guest Relations,’ ‘First Aid,’ and the ‘Lost and Found.’ Another addition is a blue line throughout Adventureland that will direct guests from anywhere in the park to the Catholic Health Wellness Center.

“Catholic Health is pleased to serve as lead sponsor for Adventureland, Long Island’s favorite amusement park,” Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy, president and CEO of Catholic Health, said in the statement. “With deep roots in Long Island and an ongoing history of partnering with the communities it serves, we’re thrilled to do our part to ensure that the communities of Long Island will always have opportunities to make lasting memories in a family-friendly environment. Adventureland is all about bringing families and friends together, and so is Catholic Health.”

Catholic Health will also have a presence in the park during family-friendly events like the ‘Egg Scramble’ and ‘Pumpkin Park.’ Catholic Health will also feature a variety of health-focused educational programs for park guests throughout the season.

“Adventureland and Catholic Health both support the health, wellness, and safety of Long Island families, so we are very excited to announce a partnership between these two Long Island institutions,” DiSclafani said in the statement.

A large part of the redevelopment plan will be the creation of the ‘Legacy Corner,’ which will occupy more than an acre on the front southeast side of the park and will include at least four new rides, brand-new concession stands, restrooms, and other amenities. Adventureland hires over 650 part-time employees each year and it’s estimated that the redevelopment project will lead to a 10 percent increase in park employment by the end of the fifth phase, expected to be completed by 2028.

The opening weekend of the 2024 season is Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. The park will be open during weekends and holidays throughout the spring. For more details, visit

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