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Darien Lake adds upgrades of more than $5 million in new rides, entertainment and lodging

by jmaloni
Thu, Apr 5th 2012 11:45 am

Press release

Darien Lake has announced the addition of more than $5 million in new attractions and significant park upgrades, as well as a new lower price on four-pack season passes.

When the park opens for the season on May 12, guests will have more to see and do than ever before, with the addition of three new family rides, internationally acclaimed live entertainment, new cabins, and upgrades to RV sites and the lodge.

•New family rides. The new "Rowdy's Ridge" family area will open this season featuring three, brand-new, fun-for-the-whole-family rides. "Moose on the Loose" is a fun adventure on a "runaway moose" with funny encounters along the way. On "Heave Ho!," riders pull themselves up to the top of a three-story tower by rope and then gently descend. Riders on the "Hornet's Nest" can do exciting flying on a tall swing, controlling flight angle and height.

 •A fresh approach to in-park entertainment. Seven new live shows will make their New York state debuts, including live comedy acts, performing dogs, a renowned magician, a mesmerizing hypnotist, and a modern rhythm and stomp group. The shows will rotate during the season, bringing a constant stream of all-ages comedy and amazing thrills to the park. More details are available at www.DarienLake.com

•New and expanded lodging offerings. Guests can take advantage of numerous improvements to the park's on-site lodging options, including 15 brand-new cabins equipped with free Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs; seven new pull-through RV campsites that accommodate larger vehicles with more power requirements; and a larger game room, a new fitness room and an expanded café menu at the Lodge on the Lake Hotel. All lodging offerings include free admission to Darien Lake's rides, in-park shows and water park.

"Darien Lake no longer is just an amusement park, it truly is a destination experience offering unlimited fun and unbeatable value," said Bob Montgomery, general manager at Darien Lake. "This coming season will be better than ever, as we have added millions of dollars in upgrades to vastly improve the overall experience for guests, with new attractions, lodging and entertainment they can't get anywhere else."

Season passes offer unlimited admission to rides, the water park and live shows throughout the 2012 season. Right now, season-pass buyers can save $40 by purchasing four or more passes for only $59.99 each (a single season pass is $69.99 each).

In addition to unlimited admissions during the park's more than 100 operating days, season passholders who visit the park before Memorial Day will receive a free "bring a friend" ticket for any day during the season. They also receive a free ticket for a friend for Mother's Day and Father's Day, savings on purchases at in-park restaurants and retail locations, and lower rates and special booking privileges on resort and campground accommodations. Passes do not include parking, but season-long parking passes can be purchased for only $20.

About Darien Lake

Darien Lake's wide variety of entertainment has made it "destination fun" since 1964. Located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls between Buffalo and Rochester, today the park boasts more than 45 rides, including six world-class roller coasters; dozens of family rides; several world-class entertainment shows right in the park; the region's largest water park complete with wave pool; and a 20,000-seat performing arts center, operated by Live Nation, that hosts some of the hottest music artists. The park is open May to October, and welcomes overnight guests in a wide range of accommodations - from a full-service hotel and modern cabins to rental RVs, and RV and tent campsites.

For more information or to order season passes, visit www.DarienLake.com.

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