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Six Flags Darien Lake

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Darien Lake


Darien Center, New York, USA




EPR Properties


Six Flags

Previous names

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


980 acres

Official Website

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.

On May 22, 2018, it was announced that Six Flags had repurchased the park's operating lease along with 4 other former Six Flags properties, including Frontier City in Oklahoma.

Roller coasters


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
Tantrum Gerstlauer Steel 2018 Operating
Viper Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1982 Operating
unknown Intamin Stand-Up N/A In storage


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