Rye, New York
Park News - (1/12/19) It’s hard to believe this is still going on, but the legal disputes over a deal signed between Westchester County and Standard Amusements to operate the Playland amusement park still rages. As of this week the County is now accusing Standard Amusements of not living up to the terms of the 30-year deal (just signed in May 2016) in a possible attempt to negate the deal, while Standard Amusements is fighting back claiming that it was the County that has not lived up to their own obligations. The details get a little complicated, so follow the link to the official news article to see who's been doing what.
(5/10/18) Not all is well with Playland it seems, as the faces in political office have shifted since the deal with signed to Standard Amusements LLC to operate the park, and now they are looking into other possible options, claiming the deal was not a good one. They also claim that Standard Amusements LLC is in default, having only made a payment of $1.25 million out of the $2.25 million they were supposed to have paid up front. Follow the link to read up on the rest of the details.
(7/13/17) According to the latest news report, the carousel at Rye’s Playland Park will likely remain closed for the rest of the 2017 season in order to conduct repairs on the building roof, as well as allow time to inspect the ride’s mechanics and make any repairs that may be needed as well. They did confirm that the carved horses were not damaged at all by the fire which is great news, and that they have every intention of reopening the carousel… just that it probably won't happen until next season.
(7/12/17) Bad news for Rye Playland, as a fire broke out on the top of the roof over the park's carousel on Sunday afternoon. Firefighters put out the flames and for the time being, the carousel is closed until further notice. Fortunately, it seems like the fire was contained to the root itself and the historic carousel survived with little to no damage.
2018 - Nothing new is known at this point...