2245 Broadhollow Road (Route110), Farmingdale, NY 11735
DescriptionAdventureland is located at 2245 Broadhollow Road (Rt 110) Farmingdale, NY. Three handicapped paring spaces are located near the entrance closest to Rt. 110. More spaces are located in the rear parking lots. There is an entrance back here. If one needs a handicapped space and there are none available, contact a worker and he/she will help you. Parking lots are paved. Each entrance has a drop-off area.
The park is relatively flat, with some uphill areas. Brick pavers are underfoot. There are many benches and places to sit throughout. Many food options include a sit-down, family style restaurant and other food stations around the park.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (with baby-changing stations) are located near the party area and in the arcade. A single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible, family restroom is located in the 3 Generation Food Court Plaza.
Contact Guest Services (631) 694-6868 ext 0 to discuss special needs and apply for a Special Needs Pass.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 10
Location of handicapped spaces: * see notes below
Surface of lot: paved, a bit uneven in places
Distance to venue: 3 spaces are very close, others not so close but there is drop-off area
Terrain: relatively flat, but some uphill areas
Places to rest: benches near entrances
Paths and walkways: paved, concrete
Location of handicapped entrance: both entrances are accessible
Doors: no doors at entrances
Number of floors: 1
Ramps: to some rides
Steps and staircases: to some rides
Width of aisles: plenty of space
Places to sit: benches readily available
Location of restrooms: near party area , in arcade, and in 3 Generations Food Court Plaza
Type of restroom: multi-stall, handicapped-accessible near party area and in arcade; single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible in 3 Generations Food Court Plaza
Ease of entry and exit: good
Baby changing station: in all restrooms
Available food services: indoor, sit-down family restaurant, and food stations around the park
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and helpful
Notes: * 3 handicapped parking spaces are near the entrance just off Rte110. More handicapped spaces are available in the rear parking lots. If there are none available, tell a worker and they will help you.
My children loved Adventureland when they were kids. My granddaughter will be old enough to enjoy it the next time she visits New York. I had not been there in many years. At the invitation of Bob Amoruso, I found myself visiting on a beautiful autumn day.
As I entered the driveway off Route 110 I found three handicapped parking spaces quite close to the entrance. There is also a “drop-off” area here. About ¼ of a mile further down the driveway I found another entrance and two large parking areas with more handicapped spaces. Mr. Amoruso explained that if handicapped parking is needed and there are no available spaces, they will make it happen.
Adventureland has been a mainstay on Long Island since 1962. It is an inviting, fully-enclosed (fencing all around), amusement park with lots of rides and attractions to entertain the family. It has a nostalgic look, fun atmosphere, is very clean, and seems to me to be just the right size for a local venue. Brick pavers are underfoot, and lots of benches abound if anyone needs a rest. Most of the park is relatively flat but there are some slight uphill areas. One will find many food choices, from an indoor, sit-down family style restaurant, to food stations around the park. Many tables (some wheelchair accessible) and benches are located near the food venues.
Mr. Amoruso was kind enough to show me around, explaining how many of the rides are accessible to people with disabilities, and how people with special needs are helped in an unobtrusive manner. Whether it is a ramp to a ride, the ability to enter a ride through the exit, or having someone help the person onto the ride itself, staff is trained to help out. As he described some of the ways that they are able to assist special needs families he pointed out a young lady with special needs who is a regular at the park. As she went from ride to ride I could see the happiness in her face and the sense of calmness in her father as he watched. How wonderful! Special needs requests and passes can be discussed in person at City Hall (near the bumper cars and indoor arcade), or on the phone. Contact Guest Services at (631) 694 – 6868 ext 0 to discuss your specific needs.
Some of the outdoor and arcade games have been configured to accommodate kids in wheelchairs. Seats have been removed so that someone in a wheelchair can easily reach to play the games. Adventureland’s website describes the specifics of each ride so parents can plan in advance what is available to their children (based on height requirements, type of ride, etc).
Mr. Amoruso spoke with obvious passion about Adventureland and what they do to accommodate everyone, including those with special needs. He genuinely cares about everyone having as good a time as he/she possibly can. As I left I couldn’t help but think about how Adventureland provides a fun time for all!
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (with baby-changing stations) are located near the party area and in the arcade. A single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible, family restroom is located in the 3 Generations Food Court Plaza.
As always, we at Destination Accessible urge you to check a venue’s website, http://www.adventureland.us, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”