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Six Flags Darien Lake

Six Flags Darien Lake

Six Flags Darien Lake
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Location

Darien Center, New York, USA

Opened

1954

Owner

EPR Properties

Operator

Six Flags

Previous names

Darien Lake (2006-2018), Six Flags Darien Lake (1999-2006), Darien Lake Fun Country

Size

980 acres

Official Website

http://www.darienlake.com

Six Flags 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 introduced 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 Nightmare at Phantom Cave was relocated from Kentucky Kingdom where it operated as Starchaser in 1999 Nightmare at Phantom was relocated to The Great Esacpe in Queensbury, New York, as Nightmare at Crack Axle Canyon. It operated at The Great Escape until 2006. In 1997 the Mind Eraser opened as the only suspended looping coaster in New York state. In 1998 Boomerang: Coast to Coaster opened. In 2018, a new coaster, Tantrum, a virtual copy of Iron Shark at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, opened with much acclaim.[1]

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 four other former Six Flags properties, including Frontier City in Oklahoma.[2] The park will return to Six Flags branding for 2019.[3]

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Boomerang 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

Past[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Nightmare At Phantom Cave Schwarzkopf Enclosed 1996 1998 Great Escape
unknown Intamin Stand-Up N/A

References[edit | edit source]