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Darien Lake

Darien Lake
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Location

Darien Center, New York, USA

Opened

1954

Owner

EPR Properties

Previous names

Six Flags Darien Lake (1999-2006), Darien Lake Fun Country

Size

980 acres

Official Website

http://www.darienlake.com

Darien Lake is an amusement park located in Darien Center, New York. It opened in 1954 as a campground, but it expanded into a theme park between the years of 1979-1981. The park's first roller coaster, Hoot N Holler opened in 1981. In 1982 Darien Lake introduce the first roller coaster in the world with five inversions, Viper. In 1990 The Predator opened at Darien Lake as the largest wooden coaster in New York state. In 1996 an indoor roller coaster Nighmare at Phantom Cave was relocated from Kentucky Kingdom where at operated as "Starchaser" in 1999 Nightmare at Phantom was relocated to The Great Esacpe in Queensbury, NY as "Nightmare at Crack Axle Canyon". It operated at The Great Escape until 2006. In 1997 the Mind Eraser opened as the only suspened looping coaster in New York state. In 1998 Boomerang: Coast to Coaster opened. In November 2016, the park was sold to the Missouri-based EPR Properties. EPR are known for owning the Schlitterbahn chain of waterparks.

Roller coasters[edit]

Present[edit]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Boomerang Coast to Coaster Vekoma Shuttle 1998 Operating
Hoot N Holler Zierer Kiddie 1981 Operating
Mind Eraser Vekoma Inverted 1997 Operating
Moto Coaster Zamperla Motorbike 2008 Operating
Predator Dinn Corporation Wooden 1990 Operating
Ride of Steel Intamin Hyper 1999 Operating
Viper Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1982 Operating
unknown Intamin Stand-Up N/A In storage

Past[edit]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Nightmare At Phantom Cave Schwarzkopf Enclosed 1996 1998 Great Escape