Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World

Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World
Niagra Amusement Park Logo.png
Location
Grand Island, New York, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1961
Owner IB Parks & Entertainment
Previous names Fantasy Island, Martin's Fantasy Island
Two Flags Over Niagra Fun Park
Area 85 acres (340,000 m2)
Website https://niagaraamusementpark.com/
Entrance in 2012

Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World, formerly known as Fantasy Island, is an amusement park located in Grand Island, New York, USA.

History

Martin's Fantasy Island was acquired by Apex Parks Group in 2016 from former owner Martin DiPetro. For the 2017 season, the name was shortened to Fantasy Island. The park was closed in 2019 along with Indiana Beach. However, in 2021 the park saw new life under new management by IB Parks & Entertainment (a new company under the direction of industry veteran Gene Staples) as the waterpark reopened to the public.[1][2][3] The amusement park section is set to reopen in Spring of 2022 as restoration and purchases of rides are completed due to many of the rides having been sold when the park was left vacant following its original closure in 2019.[2]

On October 13, 2021 park management informed guests that while they may see a variety of rides and deliveries at Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World, the rides may not be specifically for the park itself. This is because the park is located in between the other IB Parks & Entertainment parks. The location of Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World provides a strategic hub for efficient transport of new rides to the various parks.

In February 2022 the park announced that it would reopen on 30 May.[4] However, plans had to be altered due to supply chain issues and weather related setbacks. The Park's spokesperson, Tom Crisci, stated that the park's waterpark and Western Town section will open as scheduled, but the main midway is slated for a "phased opening" throughout the summer. The park plans on the midway fully reopening by mid summer 2022.[5]

Roller coasters

Present

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Silver Comet Custom Coasters International, Inc. Wooden
Hybrid
May 1, 1999 Operating
unknown SDC Sit-Down 2023 Under construction

Past

Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Roller Crazy Mouse Zamperla Spinning
Wild Mouse
July 25, 2005 2019 Unknown
Powered Dragon Zamperla Family 1980s 1980s Unknown
Roller Little Dipper Allan Herschell Company Kiddie 1961 1990s Unknown
Roller Max's Doggy Dog Coaster SBF Visa Group Family May 25, 2013 2019 Unknown
Roller Orient Express Wisdom Rides Kiddie 1998 2003 Unknown
Roller Wildcat Schwarzkopf Sit-Down June 22, 1974 2004 N/A

Rides

Present

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler Under Construction for 2022
Unknown (Ex-Flying Witch at Rye Playland) Pinfari Dark Ride Under Construction for 2022
Caterpillar Mack Rides Caterpillar Under Construction for 2022
Samba Balloon Zamperla Balloon Ride Under COmplete Restoration for 2022, 2023

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