Are you a lover of amusement parks, rides, rollercoasters and waterparks?  Then put Seabreeze Amusement Park on your agenda for summer fun!

Seabreeze opened in 1879 and is the 4th oldest amusement park in the country.  Although it has the wholesome, family-oriented feel of yesteryear, its rides and safety record are state-of-the-art.

The Whirlwind, Photo courtesy of Seabreeze

The Whirlwind, Photo courtesy of Seabreeze

Seabreeze is often associated with rollercoasters because it boasts four. Probably its most famous is the classic wooden Jack Rabbit, the oldest continuously-operating coaster in the U.S., installed in 1920.  If you take the popular and fun Bobsled for a spin, you might be interested to know it glides on a tubular steel track and was actually manufactured in Rochester, NY by Seabreeze.  The newest addition to the coaster family is the Whirlwind and its swiveling cars, over-the-edge turns and daredevil drops make it one of the hottest attractions in the park.  Bear Trax is one of the many rides that thrills  the younger set.

There are over 70 rides and attractions at Seabreeze, and you’ll recognize dozens of family classics such as Bumper Cars, the Tilt-a-whirl, the Log Flume, Crazy Cups, the Carousel and the Spring.

Rocket Off on the Music Express

Get ready to take off on the Music Express

When my daughters’  band class went earlier this year, the Sea Dragon, the Screamin’ Eagle and the Whirlwind were the high thrill favorites  everyone raved about on the bus ride home.

The Cirque en Vol acrobats perform daily, weather permitting.

Don’t forget your swimsuit!  You’ll want it  for the Raging Rivers Waterpark.  If you’re up for high adventure, check out the four story plunge through a pitch dark tunnel on the Helix or  try body surfing the tubes in the Banzai Pipeline or the Zoom Flume.  Want something more relaxing?  Try the Wave Pool or the Lazy River  instead.  There’s even a mini-waterpark for the youngest crowd.

Hungry? You can either purchase food and beverages in the park or you are welcome to bring a picnic.   This is a great place to hold any group gathering because you can rent a shelter in the picnic grove and bring a picnic or have it catered through Seabreeze.

Bear Trax, one of many rides for the younger set

Bear Trax, one of many rides for the younger set

One great feature of the park is its location.  It overlooks Lake Ontario and even on sweltering days, there’s usually a cooling breeze.  Seabreeze Amusement Park is always clean, safe and family-friendly with free parking, changing facilities, ATMs and rental lockers in the waterpark.  Most attractions are handicap accessible.

Seabreeze Amusement Park is located at 4600 Culver Road in Rochester and beginning June 24, is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week until September 7th.  After September 7, readers are advised to check the calendar for the schedule.

Pricing:

  • Ride & Slide – $23.99
  • Under 48″ – $19.99
  • Nightrider – $16.99 (after 5 p.m.)
  • Spectator – $9.99
  • Children under 2 – Free

Purchase your tickets in advance online to save $2 off the gate prices  listed above.

You can also purchase Seabreeze Passports that offer 15 visits per season or group rates for substantially discounted pricing.

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