Martin’s Fantasy Island is located in Grand Island, New York and very close to the Niagara Falls. This summer we visited it second time and excited to share our experiences. We decided to spend a whole day at the park, because, based on our last year experience, there are so many things to do and watch. We arrived early to have an opportunity to cover as much as possible of what the park has to offer. While the park almost does not have many lineups to the rides, to some of them, very popular ones like Silver Comet, you still need to wait. Our first activity was paddling in a boat around Indian village, and then we went to Mega Disco, Rock & Roll rides and few more.
The day was really hot so we headed to Water Park to take advantage of water activities. We took Lazy River Ride several times; it was fun floating in water balloons through mini waterfalls and bump into each other. The park has amazing water slides Teddy enjoyed them to the fullest. If you do not like water slides there is a Wave Pool which makes fun waves and mini pool for young kids with Dragon slide and few water swirls.
Next on our busy schedule were shows. Wild West Shoot-Outs presented their roughest cowboys and endless battle between Marshall and the bad guys. You have a feeling that these cowboys live on the streets of Westerntown. With smoke, shootings and Wild West outfit we became a part of Western. For music and dancing lovers the Golden Nugget Saloon offers spectacular shows, plus you can treat yourself with delicious ice-cream. The shows are held four times daily so you definitely need to visit one of them. This year you can also enjoy new show "Galaxy Of Fantasy" definitely inspired by new Star Wars movie, but with own Martin’s Fantasy touch.
During lunch time we stopped at Boopers and tried their food, burgers for parents and hot dog for Teddy. Then we explored other part of the park and Teddy took rides at Kiddie Land. We couldn’t not miss the ride on famous Iron Horse train across the park and witnessed the Wild West train robbery, looked like bad cowboys always have something evil in their minds, but the Marshall and his team are always there to help and protect.
We had a busy day at the park and truly enjoyed our day. Since this park is close to Canadian border, Canadians are more than welcome to spend time there and enjoy all rides, shows and the water park. You can exchange Canadian dollars to US at the park entrance and across the park at stores and restaurants. The park offers Canadian Family Wednesdays rate when a family of four can enjoy a whole day of summer fun for only $64.95 CDN. Good deal, considering that the admission is US$ 22.95 - 27.95 based on height. Children 2 & under are free. There is are also saving printable coupons offering 10% off shopping at The Western Shop, Alicia’s General Store and The Sweet Shoppe.
After visiting the park we spent a night at Four Points by Sheraton conveniently located close to the park and the Niagara Falls. Next morning we went exploring American side of the Falls,. The weather was amazing, bright & shiny, so we could clearly see both falls and enjoy the scenery.
We had really nice days visiting Martin’s Fantasy Island and The Niagara Falls. It is hard to realize how much you can experience for only two days and very close to home.