Playland Announces Art Contests and Discounted 2024 All-Access Season Pass

Playland, the historic amusement park and premier waterfront destination, announces its official opening date of the amusement park for the season is set for Saturday, May 18, 2024.

In addition to the excitement and thrills 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 two first installments: an open call for Asphalt Artists and a community-wide Dragon Coaster Art Contest.

The artwork 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 (Submission Deadline by February 29, 2024) – Artists can make their own mark on Playland’s picturesque waterfront property by enhancing the entry pathways.

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

Dragon Coaster Art Contest (Submission Deadline by March 15, 2024)

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

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

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

– First place prize winners – 5-year Season Pass
– Second place prize winners – 2-year Season Pass
– Third place prize winners – 1 year Season Pass

For more information and details on winning prizes and more visit

For more details please visit and submissions (or a picture of the work) should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line “Dragon Art Contest.”

2024 All Access Season Passes and Season Parking Pass

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

For guests interested in an inclusive summer of endless memories, the “2024 All Access Season Pass” also gives guests unlimited admission to the amusement park’s rides and attractions, pool, beach, lake paddle boats, parking, and 10% off select products – available only at $150 for a one-time cost.

Coming up this year, Playland will also introduce new offerings 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 of the Long Island Sound, located in Rye, New York.

Since 1928, serving generations of families and creating a lifetime of memories, Playland provides a diverse range of offerings from recreation, leisure, dining, and entertainment, featuring a lively show fountain at the park’s entry plaza, a serene lake with paddle boats, a spacious zero-depth entry pool, beaches, over 1.5 miles of public boardwalk, scenic walking paths, fishing pier, various dining establishments, numerous events and activities year-round – and of course – its iconic amusement park with over 50 rides and attractions.

More information about Playland is available online.