Like haunted candy stores, amusement parks provide an acceptable atmosphere in which to scream aloud with a mouth full of confections. Get a sugar rush and adrenaline fix in one outing with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for one-day Ride-A-Rama wristbands for two ($30 value)
- $24 for one-day Splash-A-Rama wristbands for two ($40 value)
Midway State Park
Upon departing from Chautauqua Choo-Choo Train Station, trains chug past the abundant attractions sprawled throughout the park during four-minute rides. Had the train existed at Midway State Park when it first opened as a trolley park in 1898, its 15-mile-per-hour jaunt would have surveyed a landscape dotted with playing fields, tennis courts, bathhouses, and a dancehall. These days, America's 16th oldest continually operating amusement park shelters the spinning and twirling cars of a Tilt-A-Whirl and other rides. A three-sided, 24-foot climbing wall challenges participants to spite gravity's tyrannical reign before ringing the buzzer at its peak, and guests in the helicopter ride can adjust their height with a bar attached to the aircraft. Elsewhere, youngsters captain a kiddie boat or steer retro-modeled cars past a miniature roadway's street signs. Between rides, visitors can munch on cotton candy while peering out toward the shores of Chautauqua Lake from one of several picnic areas.
“It's definitely good for little kids but wouldn't recommend for older children. ”
“Used the tickets for a 6 year old's birthday party at Midway. It's a PERFECT place for young children and their families. We love the picnic areas too.”
“Great little amusement park for small children. Affordable, fun, clean, and the staff was very friendly. My little kids loved it!”