Sylvan Beach Amusement Park, Sylvan Beach

#37 of 44 in Theme Parks in New York State
Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
With roots beginning in the 1870's the area has a rich history. It thrives today as a great beach location with all of the makings of a wonderful vacation spot. The numerous shops, restaurants, amusement park, beach, entertainment, local festivals and more provide for great summer fun!

Sylvan Beach Amusement Park: What the Guests are saying!

"A Blast From The Past ! ★★★★★"

Big doings at Historic Sylvan Beach Amusement Park. New purchaser pouring a fortune into a major multi -year restoration and expansion program which started in the spring of 07. Very retro flavor a real Coney Island/ Wild Wood boardwalk feeling lots of neon, great victorian and art deco architecture, very colorful. Beautiful sand beach, inspirational sunsets, great food and night life. A very family oriented park. Fun for all ages and we highly recommend it. Near Syracuse N.Y. Just off I 90 or I 81. on beautiful Oneida Lake.

 - Jim H.,Oswego, NY

“Totally worth a trip to the beach!”

"The amusement park here continues to fix itself up and offer new and fun things to do. There are a lot of new rides and the setting cannot be beat. We go regularly and there really is something here for everyone. Particularly recommended is the Halloween event--very professional and lots of laughs for any age. Also interesting to the park historian; the dark ride in particular is a museum piece that will bring back a lot of memories for anyone over 50."

- Manlius, NY

“The Small Coney Island”

"I live just 6 miles from Sylvan Beach Amusement Park and have been going there since I was a small child when my parents took me, so it holds a special place in my heart with many great memories. Over the years more rides have been added which is great but the price per ride is a bit extreme. If you have children, definitely buy them a bracelet so they can ride all they want for one price. (Beware bumper boats are NOT included in this price). My favorite 2 rides there are the TIPTOP and the Galaxy Rollercoaster (although small is fun!). The Scrambler is also fun, especially if a lot of you are riding! We laugh and laugh! Then nearby you have some great restaurants like Yesterday's Royal (home made ice cream), Crazy Clam and Canalview Cafe. Try not to think about the price and just enjoy. That is what Life is about!"

- Verona, NY
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  • A living museum of days-gone- by. If you want a small glimpse at the spirit of a post-war Coney Island, there are few places that deliver better. A great curio that needs to be preserved, as it's...  more »
  • It's OK. It's much more a historic site than an actual amusement park. Rides are dated, rickety and even old, dead ones are off to the side, awaiting disposal. The arcades are straight out of 1950, which is actually pretty cool to look at, but most of the old games aren't working anymore. Staff is sparse, but so is the crowd. Fun for people watching though!
  • Nostalgic carnival rides. Lots of places to eat in walking distance. The beach doesn't allow seeing without lifeguards, but I've never seen lifeguards and there are always swimmers. The water is shallow to way far out from the beach so it's fun for all. Parking is $1/hr, disability parking spots are free.

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