Having an adventure park that's pretty much in your own back yard can sure make Summer full of entertainment. Darien Lake's wide variety of attractions has made it "destination fun" since 1964. Our family has been going there for Three Generations. Buying Season Passes is a wise investment as locals, pays for itself after two visits and there are many benefits. If your not local there are many great lodging deals you should really check out.
There are Thrill Rides these have height restriction anywhere from 48" to 52". Wet Rides, Family Rides, and Kiddie Rides most of these rides have a height requirement of at least 36" & ride with supervising companion. Although it's so close to home-I haven't been in two years because of some health issues and my Son didn't meet the height requirements for the thrill rides, so usually Hubby and Daughter would make a few trips. Now this year my Son was finally tall enough to enjoy more rides and it was time to make it a family excursion again.
Now this year my Son was finally tall enough to enjoy more rides and it was time to make it a family excursion again. After entering one of the first things I'd do is get your family a locker!! SO WORTH THE INVESTMENT FOR THE DAY!!!
We still split up on some rides to cover what teen girl likes and 10 year old boy likes. Meeting together for the ultimate Darien Lake coaster-5 inversions, a tunnel and a 70-ft. drop, The Viper! Also Darien Lake’s only wooden coaster– Predator. With the tallest wooden roller coaster drop in the state, adrenaline junkies won’t want to miss. As I couldn't get great shots from every where check out this awesome video Darien Lake put out last year.
We then had to make our way to Splashtown Waterpark area to cool down and Hubby and Daughter had to try out Brain Drain & RipCurl Racer, -new for 2016- and my Son and I hit the lazy river and we all joined up again at the wave pool. After cooling down time for dinner. There are campground and picnic areas and you can tailgate in the parking lot as we did. There are also a verity of great food/beverage spots in every zone. You can get everything from deli subs to burgers and all sorts of "fair foods" in-between.
Few shots from our day of fun
The park itself is OUTSTANDING and through out the summer there are some great concerts in a 20,000-seat performing arts center. Aside from the concerts, there is plenty of free in-park shows happening daily; great for taking a brake from the Sunshine and NEW for 2016 a nightly Ignite the Night laser extravaganza-start time is 10:10 but we got to the hill about 9:30 and the front was comply full. There are Pyrotechnics and at the top of the hill we could still feel the heat. The fireworks are great, if you have little ones bring ear plugs the 30 minute show can be quite loud! Here's just a peek at I few shows I got before becoming totally engulfed in the show.
Located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls between Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y. It's a great stop if your family is planning a trip to Western New York this summer! They are always finding bigger and better ways to have fun!. Visit the website to schedule your visit today!