New Rides, Expansions Coming To Adventureland


Several new rides are coming to Adventureland.

The rides are part of a $10 million expansion plan as part of Adventureland’s partnership with Catholic Health.

The rides are Moon Chaser and the Jr. Pirate Ship, which will be open this season. Additionally, a ride called Wave Chaser will open next year. Officials at Adventureland said that more rides are planned for the future.

“We can’t thank the people of Long Island for having the patience,” Steven Gentile, Adventureland’s operations manager, said at a Tuesday news conference announcing the expansions. “We can’t thank the people of Long Island for their support, ongoing support for us being here for 60 plus years. And we really can’t help but think the support they were getting from Suffolk County and the Town of Babylon.”

The former Pirate’s Cove has been retired, and will be rebuilt as Legacy Corner.

“If everything goes as planned, we plan to have legacy corneum fully completed by the year 2028,” Gentile added.

Additionally, Adventureland’s City Hall will be transformed into a first aid center, which will be known as the Catholic Health Wellness Center.

“We’re just going to create jobs in construction, and we’re going to create 50 to 70 seasonal jobs,” Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine said. “So those college kids coming home, there’s a place to work this summer and have a lot of fun. I can’t wait to take my grandchildren here. This is what Adventureland is about.”

Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaeffer told reporters that investing in Adventureland was investing in the Long Island community.

“I remember coming here when I was growing up,” Schaeffer said. “And it’s always been the place where you can put a smile on anybody’s face no matter what he or she is going through.”