What are our options for amusement parks in the New York City area? We will be staying in Union City on the other side of Hudson River and may consider a one hour commute (preferrably by public transportation) to an amusement park.

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    What will you be using to commute?
    – Karlson
    Apr 9, 2014 at 20:12
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    – froderik
    Apr 10, 2014 at 5:02

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Given your restrictions on transportation namely public transportation your choices are limited to:

All located in New York City.


Six Flags Great Adventure is a very large amusement park and perhaps the most obvious choice. Google says it is 1:06 away from Union City by car. There are smaller parks closer to Union City which may be better for younger kids, e.g. Bowcraft. Your choice depends a bit on your group...

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