Flushing Meadows Corona Park is already jam-packed with cool kids' attractions like the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Zoo, and a historic carousel. But there's always room for more. Fantasy Forest at the Flushing Meadows Carousel, the only amusement park in Queens, has been a welcome addition to the park since its opening in 2013.
Before you start thinking Fantasy Forest is the next Coney Island, be advised: It's much more modest. In addition to the carousel, there are eight fairly tame rides, best for younger children, as well as a few games. The park has expanded in recent years, adding a Twirling Teacups attraction this spring and Bouncy Baja Buggies last season.
Though not destination worthy, Fantasy Forest is certainly worth a stop during your day out in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, especially if you have preschoolers in tow. Bring a picnic lunch, hang out under the shady trees or plop down on one of the many benches and stay a while.