Hoffman's Playland
Hoffman's Playland
Location Latham, New York, United States of America
Owner David & Ruth Hoffman
Opened 1951
Closed 2014
Operating season May-September
Rides
Total 17
Roller coasters 1
Water rides 0

Hoffman's Playland was an amusement park located in Latham, New York on Route 9.

History

The park originally opened in 1951 and had 17 rides with 1 roller coaster. In addition to the rides and attractions, there was a built-in Subway and some other food stands. The park also housed a small gift shop and arcade. Each season of the park ran from May to September. The park was owned by and named after David and Ruth Hoffman. However, on September 14, 2014, which was the final day of 2014 operating season for the park, David announced that he would be closing the park for good since he and his wife wanted to retire. [1][2] Many of the visitors were very upset about the closing and were concerned about the fate and future of the rides and attractions. By 2015, a year after the closing, both David and Ruth generously donated and moved the rides to Huck Finn's Warehouse furniture store in Albany to make a brand new amusement park entitled, Huck Finn's Playland. Huck Finn's now owns the new Playland and is on the store grounds. [3]

See Also

Huck Finn's Playland

List of defunct amusement parks

References

  1. ^ For Hoffmans, playland's closing an end of thrilling ride "Timesunion". Accessed August 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Exclusive: Hoffman's Playland equipment to be auctioned, park closing for good "Albany Business Review". Accessed August 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Huck Finn's Playland to open Thursday "Timesunion". Accessed August 13, 2017.

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