Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Geauga Dog » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:27 am

Great addition. Another landmark to look for as you drive along Route 77.

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Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:32 am

I wonder if this was planned after they acquired Darien Lake or if it was for another park that got swapped to Darien Lake
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby ride of steel » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:55 am

I'm really happy for this ride, but I only have one problem, it claims to the tallest thrill ride in NYS but Slingshot is in the same park at 300ft.

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Postby Sk610 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:23 am

I think it's a fantastic addition to the park. It will draw guests to the parks, as will the branding back to SFDL. Now the question becomes where do they put it? I can't imagine this would take up much of a footprint, so I hope they don't waste space.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby ride of steel » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:26 am

I'm going for a long shot and saying it'll open up either past the black gate next to RoS, or replace Silver Bullet.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby richwoodrocket » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:34 am

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I'm thinking Darien Lake could put in a ride like windseeker. They don't require much space, and i'm sure it would draw some crowds, being touted as taller than the ROS.


They are not going to spend $5 million dollars on a ride that Canada's Wonderland and Cedar Point already have. :mickey:

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rjr19 wrote:I would love to see a Starflyer come to DL. It’s something totally different from their other attractions, and can give a unique view of the area while providing a thrilling ride.

As for 2019, I would love to see a name change to SFDL, two trains on most* coasters, Superman returning to RoS, a Starflyer, better preventative maintenance to improve on the large amounts of downtime on some of the rides, and just overall improvements to cleanliness etc., and, renovations of areas (like the Boardwalk or Rowdy’s Ridge).


Not sure if a Star Flyer would give you a more unique view of the surrounding farms, corn and cow pastures than the ferris wheel would?

Sorry, but IMO a Star Flyer or Windseeker would be about the stupidest addition that the park could add at this point. F%ck those ideas. lol


I guess some people aren't going to be happy with today's announcement then


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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby ride of steel » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:36 am

^At first I was skeptical but now I'm pretty cool with the idea.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Johnlloyd » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:11 am

This Funtime Star Flyer is a wonderful addition for Darien Lake. They are a fun and enjoyable ride for people of all ages, so this will be greatly received. Also, I feel the name Six Flags SkyScreamer (even though generic and used at other Six Flags parks (especially the Sky Screamer part)) is a perfect fit for the new ride and the park as it emphasizes the re-branding of the park. I look forward to visiting Darien Lake next year to ride one of my favourite swing tower rides ever designed! :)
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby rjr19 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:25 am

I have always thought a swing ride like a Star Flyer would be great for DL (or should I say SFDL ;) ) it will provide an amazing view, and change the DL skyline as it is even taller than RoS.

As for where to put it, I could even see it going in Sleigh Ride’s current location. The ride is most certainly on its last legs and is starting to become an eyesore to the area.

BUT, here’s the real question for 2019: Will they run 2 trains? :)
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby JRice92 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:28 am

I’m really happy with DL’s addition. I’ve seen so much potential in this park and a Sky Screamer along with rebranding back to Six Flags is a good step forward for this park!
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