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Huck Finn's Playland
Huck Finn's Playland
Location Albany, New York, United States of America
Opened 2015; 3 years ago (2015)
Operating season May-October
Total 16
Roller coasters 1
Water rides 0
Website [1]

Huck Finn's Playland is an amusement park located in Albany, New York. It opened in 2015 and features the rides of the former Hoffman's Playland.[1]


In 2014, David and Ruth Hoffman, owners of Hoffman's Playland in Latham, NY, announced that the park would close in September. [2] The Hoffman's had searched for a new owner for the amusement rides to no avail, and the rides were scheduled to go to auction. Shortly after the park closed, the owners of Huck Finn's Playland announced their intent to purchase the rides and build a new park next to their furniture store in Albany. [3]

The park was constructed on a vacant 3 acre lot, and opened in June 2015. [4] The new park features the Hoffman's Playland rides, a new concession building, and an arcade relocated inside the warehouse. The Lusse Auto Skooter bumper cars were purchased but were not rebuilt at the new park. They were sold to Knoebels Amusement Resort in 2017, where they now operate.


Ride Year Opened Year Manufactured Manufacturer Notes
Huck Finn's Playland Railroad 2015 1952 Miniature Train Company/Allan Herschell Company Original train manufactured by the Miniature Train Company. The 1980 and 1988 replacement engines were manufactured by the Allan Herschell Company.
Merry-Go-Round 2015 1952 Allan Herschell Company Merry-Go-Round with 3-abreast horses and 2 chariots.
Boats 2015 1953 Allan Herschell Company Circular wet boat ride.
Little Wheel 2015 1960's Eli Bridge Company Miniature Eli Bridge ferris wheel.
Red Baron 2015 1960's Chance Manufacturing Aerial plane ride with individual controls to lower/raise the plane.
Balloon Flight 2015 Unknown Bradley & Kaye Aerial balloon ride.
Umbrella Ride 2015 Unknown Hampton Circular car ride.
Caterpillar 2015 1955 Allan Herschell Company Circular revolving Caterpillar ride.
Tea Cups 2015 Unknown Hampton Hampton umbrella car ride.
Helicopters 2015 1958 Allan Herschell Company Circular helicopter ride with individual bars to control height of Helicopter.
Bumper Cars N/A 1962 Lusse Brothers' Classic Lusse Bumper Cars. Not built at new park. Sold & relocated to Knoebels Amusement Resort in 2017.
Scrambler 2015 1965 Eli Bridge Company Classic Eli Bridge scrambler ride.
Paratrooper 2015 1974 Hrubetz Fast spinning and elevating Paratrooper ride.
Tilt-a-Whirl 2015 Unknown Sellner Manufacturing Classic Tilt-a-Whirl ride.
Roller Coaster 2015 1960 Allan Herschell Company Little Dipper Herschell roller coaster.
Big Wheel 2015 1971 Eli Bridge Company 50 foot Eli ferris wheel.
4x4 Trucks 2015 Unknown Wisdom Rides Individual cars that ran along a tracked route.
Samba 2015 1983 Zamperla Space themed elevating ride.
Sky Fighter Jets 2015 1956 Allan Herschell Company Aerial jet ride with shooting guns.

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Coordinates: 42°39?50?N 73°44?19?W / 42.663752°N 73.738568°W / 42.663752; -73.738568

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