Bowcraft Playland Review

Bowcraft Playland isn't anything more than your typical little credit whoring park. Now actually, there's a little bit of a history with me and this place...sort of. I originally wanted to go here in 2008 as a credit whoring stop the day before the North of the Border Trip since my hotel was within driving distance of the park and Crossbow looked like a fun little ride after looking at it on RCDB. However, those plans did not work out and it didn't happen. So when I was told that we were going to Bowcraft Playland on the Northeast Trip in 2011, a little piece of me was happy as I would be finally getting some random credits that I had hunted for 3 years ago. However, when I got to the park, it did not seem nearly as good as I expected. Now don't get me wrong. I know that this was going to be a puny little place and nothing special, just meant for credit whoring. However, I was expecting something more along the lines of Scandia, a similar sized park I visited just a month earlier on the other side of the country in California. However, something about Bowcraft just seemed...I don't know...kind of unclean. I mean, it wasn't filthy or anything. There was just this vibe that didn't exactly make me comfortable. But hey, maybe it's just me. I'm probably way overanalyzing a small little park in New Jersey made for locals who probably would be astonished if they knew that I lived in California. But since you're most likely a roller coaster enthusiast if you're reading this, they do have some credits, and that's really what you care about. Isn't it? =)


1. Roller Coasters

2. Flat Rides

3. Water Rides

4. Dining

5. Theming and other Attractions

6. In Conclusion

7. Tips & Enthusiast FAQs

8. Video

9. Official Update List


There is a link to a review of all the Rollercoasters at Bowcraft Playland.

Top Coasters

Crossbow Review

Kiddy Coasters

Dragon Review

Flat Rides

I did not ride any flat rides at Bowcraft Playland. But there are no special flat rides to be found at Bowcraft Playland. I mean, let's take a look at their selection. They have a pirate ship, a paratrooper, a music express, a tilt a whirl, a scrambler, a carousel, and some various other kiddy flat rides. Wow. Isn't that exciting? =)

Proof that this park does indeed, have flat rides.

Water Rides

While Bowcraft Playland may have flat rides, they do not however, have any water rides.


I did not eat at Bowcraft Playland.

Theming and Other Attractions

The theming at Bowcraft Playland is outright laughable. Now I'm sure none of you are expecting anything of Disneyland quality. I mean, this is a small local park after all. And it may not be Disney Quality, but you may certainly see some Disney characters. Yeah. This place has all sorts of copyrighted characters from Disney, Warner Bros., and Hannah Barbara. How lovely. And as for other stuff to do...I can't think of jack sh*t. There's probably some arcade games, but that's really all I can think of.

In Conclusion

Bowcraft Playland is a locals park and you're deluding yourself if you think otherwise. I will it's not a bad place for credit whoring. I mean, Crossbow is a really fun coaster that exceeded my expectations. It's one of the few credit whoring coasters you ride without feeling any shame. However, there is no re-visitability value to this place. Crossbow may be fun, but it's not a coaster to ride once you have the credit, and there's sure no other stuff to do. So yeah, it's just a grab and go kind of place, which is a little dissapointing, but hey. It's just a small little local place. No big deal.

Enthusiast FAQs.

*Are there kiddy coaster restrictions? - No. There are no restrictions for Dragon.


*Get your credits quickly.

*Crossbow is actually a fun ride.

*Have Fun!!!!

Theme Park Category:

Credit Whoring Stop


Scotch Plains, New Jersey, USA

Last Day Visited

July 27, 2011


I don't have a video for Bowcraft Playland. I may possibly be able to shoot one with more footage a quick 1 min. song. But there'll most likely never be a Bowcraft Playland video.

Complete Update List

TPR's Northeast Trip

Here's a link to the parks website.