To the delight of many kids (and fear of some parents), summer is very nearly here. Keeping kids busy can be a challenge, but luckily extended Joyland Amusement Park operating hours are coming to the rescue!

I love Joyland, especially my favorite ride, The Music Express. I have many fond memories going as a kid, and as an adult with kids, and adult with other adults. No shame in that game.

Joyland will kick off the Summer season by opening Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 29th, from 2 - 8 p.m. From that point, Joyland will be open weekdays Tuesday-Thursday from 7 - 10 p.m., until the season ends Friday, August 25th. Fridays and Saturdays, the park will be open 2 - 10 p.m. The park will be closed Mondays (except for Memorial Day and Labor Day). On the 4th of July, Joyland will offer extended hours, 2 - 10 p.m.

To double check the day you wish to attend, head over to Joyland's website (note: the "pink" days are 2 - 8 p.m.).

Joyland frequently runs gate fee specials, so check them out and have a blast!