Darien Lake's water park opens Fridayby jmaloni
Darien Lake open this weekend from Friday through Monday
With steamy, summer-like weather in the Western New York forecast, this coming weekend will be perfect for cooling off in more than 1 million gallons of water at Darien Lake.
SplashTown, a 10-acre water park free with the price of park admission, opens for the 2012 season on Friday, May 18. Best of all, guests can have extended fun in the water park and the entire park, as Darien Lake celebrates its second weekend of the season with a long weekend, open from Friday through Monday, May 21.
Darien Lake's water park boasts more than 1 million gallons of water and slides, tube rides, twists and turns for everyone, from Big Kahuna, an extreme tubing experience on a four-person raft, to Cannon Ball Run's high-speed drop and 160-foot plunge. Crocodile Isle is a 750,000-gallon wave pool, where guests can fight the waves, take a dip or soak up the sun, while Flotation Station offers a relaxing float down the 16-foot-wide lazy river. More details about the water park are available online atwww.DarienLake.com.
"Our opening weekend was spectacular, as guests came to see and experience our new attractions and upgrades," said Bob Montgomery, general manager at Darien Lake. "This weekend will be an even bigger splash, with summer weather in the forecast, SplashTown opening for the season, and the park being open for a fun-filled, four-day weekend."
SplashTown will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the season on park operating days. Darien Lake's operating schedule is primarily weekends and holidays throughout May and June, with full-season daily operation beginning June 15.