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Images courtesy of Six Flags Darien Lake
Images courtesy of Six Flags Darien Lake

Six Flags Darien Lake opening with new offerings (including VIP lounge)


Thu, May 11th 2023 06:55 pm

Theme park offers new events, park enhancements

Six Flags Darien Lake will kick off the 2023 season with new events and park enhancements.

“Opening day is the beginning of another year of fun at Six Flags Darien Lake,” Park President Chris Thorpe said. “As New York’s largest family-friendly destination, guests will enjoy their favorite rides and slides with a lineup of new and elevated events and experiences, plus comfort enhancements including a new VIP lounge.”

Six Flags Darien Lake’s new additions include:

√ “Laser Light Summerfest”: Guests can enjoy an all-new laser light show with marquee light displays, and a magical living garden with luminescent landscape features and 3-D light creatures to enjoy before the show, including an after-5 p.m. Summerfest preparty in Darien Square;

√ “Viva La Fiesta”: Guests can enjoy live entertainment that will have them dancing the night away. This all-new event heats up the park with food, fun and entertainment;

√ Oktoberfest: This family-friendly German heritage festival is filled with authentic fare, and a large selection of seasonal craft lagers and beers from around the world;

√ VIP lounge: For a minimal fee, guests can rest and recharge at a new, shaded, indoor lounge. Cool off in the air conditioning while enjoying beverages, comfortable seating, and Wi-Fi to help relax and recharge.

Images courtesy of Six Flags Darien Lake


In addition:

√ July 4th fireworks celebration

√ Park beautification: Guests will notice refreshed landscaping, a renovated main gate restroom, additional shaded seating for relaxation throughout the park, more photo opportunities, renovated games locations and midway upgrades;

√ Wooden coaster re-tracking: The historic “Predator” rollercoaster continues its re-tracking of more than 225 feet to ensure an enhanced ride experience that “promises to deliver epic thrills all season long”; and

√ New culinary options, including flavor burst soft serve ice cream, mac ‘n’ cheese crunch rolls, chocolate-covered frozen bananas and frozen adult beverages in Hurricane Harbor.

The park is currently hiring for the 2023 season. Applicants age 14 and older can text JOBS to 585-207-8400 or complete an application at www.sixflagsjobs.com.

Six Flags Darien Lake season passes are currently on sale. For a limited time, guests can purchase a “Gold Pass” during the park’s Memorial Day sale and get an automatic upgrade to a “Platinum Pass.” Benefits include free parking, discounts on food and merchandise, and unlimited visits. Passes start as low as $7.99 a month after initial payment. For more information on these offers, visit www.sixflags.com.

Six Flags Darien Lake operates weekends and select days May 20 through June 23, followed by daily summer operation through Labor Day. The park will not operate on Tuesdays. Visit http://www.sixflags.com/darienlake to learn more.

A press release stated, “Six Flags Darien Lake’s wide variety of entertainment and top-notch thrill rides has made it the ‘Thrill Capital of New York’ since 1964. Located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls between Buffalo and Rochester, the park boasts more than 50 rides, including seven world-class rollercoasters, dozens of family rides, the region’s largest water park and a 20,000-seat amphitheater operated by Live Nation. The park 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."

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