The Darien Lake Theme Park is a great destination for summer fun for the entire family. There are so many rides and water attractions, kids and adults both will be worn out by day's end. The Boomerang is one of the most popular rides at the park and lifts riders up a steep incline backwards, propelling them forward through loops and hills. The entire path is then repeated again in blazing fast speed, going in the opposite direction. The Mind Eraser is the only suspended looping coaster in the entire state of New York. Riders must be between 52 and 80 inches to enjoy this thrilling ride.
The Predator is New York State's tallest wooden coaster and has been rated as one of the best wooden coasters in the entire world by enthusiasts who visit parks and rate coasters. Along with the Ride of Steel, these coasters hold the distinction of being tall coasters, Ride of Steel being the tallest east of the Mississippi River. It rises to 208-feet and speeds are clocked in at 70 miles per hour. Both the Skycoaster and the Slingshot are bungee type rides. The Skycoaster takes riders to 180-feet above the park, allowing them to drop at speeds of more than 60 miles per hour. The Slingshot is considered a reverse bungee ride, and drives riders 300-feet into the air at over 80 miles per hour before dropping them back to earth. Both of these rides have height and weight requirements. In addition to these coasters and bungee rides, the park features an OCC Motocoaster, the Twister, the Ranger, the UFO, and the Viper.
The waterpark area is one of the most popular parts of the park, especially during hot New York summers. There are numerous family attractions in this part of the park, as well as pools and water thrills. Hooks Lagon is a pool and waterfall that features a pirate theme kids will love. Waterslides include the Big Kahuna, a slide that is more than 700-feet in length, the `Cuda Falls, a twisting, turning slide, and the Tornado, a 60-foot high tunnel that spins riders into a pool. Additional water rides at the park include the Grizzly Run, Shipwreck Falls, and Thunder Rapids.
All of the thrills and spills will work up your appetite and there is no shortage of dining options at Darien Lake. Choose from the Beaver Brothers Lakeside Cafy or Pizza in the Square, both located in Darien Square. If you are looking for a quick bite, or a sweet indulgence, head to Main Street where you will find the Creamery and the Fudge Shop. On the Midway you can eat at the Food Complex, the Chicken Ranch Cafy, Maria's Spaghetti House, Potato Works, Perry's Ice Cream Parlor, Peg Leg Pete's, the Viper Complex, Waterfront Boardwalk or Captain Frye's Cafy. Looking at this variety, it is easy to tell that Darien Lake offers way more than the usual amusement park fair of corndogs and cotton candy.
In addition to dining and rides, the park plays host to a variety of concert events throughout the season. The Performing Arts Center has hosted nationally known artists including top music performers and a variety of other must-see acts. Summer is not complete without a trip to Darien Lake Theme Park.
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