In the 1900s, Palace Playland's startup decade, the then-small amusement park centered on a roller skating rink and adjacent merry-go-round. Simple summer refreshments were served, such as lemonade and salt water taffy.
In the 1970s and '80s, Palace Playland was noted for operating a 1910 Philadelphia Toboggan Company carousel, PTC #19; however, in 1996 the valuable antique was withdrawn from service and moved to Ohio.
In the 2010s, Palace Playland describes itself as "New England's Only Beachfront Amusement Park." In 2010-11, the park tore down and replaced its Ferris wheel. The Playland has positioned itself as a provider of amusement-park-experience services to French-speaking residents of Quebec, including offering a webpage in French. In 2016, Palace Playland opened April 14 and is scheduled to operate through October 10. For the 2018 season according to the arcade manager, palace Playland is replacing all skew ball machines and will be looking into getting a new roller coaster.