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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:50 am

http://darienlake.com/new-for-2013-blast-off/

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Darien Lake Announces Major Improvements for 2013!

New Thrill Ride, Laser Blast Upgrade, and Boardwalk Renovation will be new Highlights

Darien Lake announced exciting plans for the 2013 season including a new tower thrill ride and a major upgrade to our popular Laser Blast show.

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“Blast off” is a 185-foot ride that will accelerate thrill-seekers to the top of a tower in a way that simulates an actual NASA launch. Blast Off will be located in the “Waterfront Boardwalk” area, which will undergo significant renovations in the off-season. The Waterfront Boardwalk will celebrate the nostalgia of New York’s popular lakeside resorts and communities of the 1950s and will include classic rides like the Grand Carousel and the Big Wheel, along with new dining options and a “jumping water” attraction where kids of all ages will enjoy splashing and chasing dancing water streams.

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In addition to Blast Off, our popular nightly Laser Blast will receive an extensive upgrade, adding cutting-edge water technology, pyrotechnics, and high value production that will transform the classic laser show into a new summer spectacular, “Ignite the Night”. The show will feature a 60-f00t water screen as the backdrop to an action-packed show that chronicles events from the 1950′s to today, including a tribute to Canada and our country’s heroes!

Both attractions will be ready for opening day 2013 which is set for Saturday May 11, 2013. Don’t miss the fun and excitement of our 2013 season! 2013 Season Passes are available now for only $64.99 plus tax each and include FREE season long parking with every pass when you buy now.
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby jzoole » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:54 am

Hmm. I guess that's pretty good addition for them. I think it's great that they're sort of transforming that area into a 1950's upstate New York lakeside-resort (aka Dirty Dancing) theme. I'm not sure how "Blast Off" quite fits that theme, but it doesn't terribly NOT fit. Not bad.

I wouldn't mind seeing some other areas of the park transformed into "themed" areas. I bet the whole Viper-Mind Eraser area could pretty easily be converted to have a Frontier/Western theme. Ride of Steel is BEGGING for a retheme/rename anyway, so that area could take on a new vibe as well.

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Postby TheSchwitek » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:08 am

Good to see the Alabama Adventure rides finding new homes!
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Postby Tanks4me05 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:19 pm

Sweet! Sure, Intamins are more intense, but something that will FINALLY change the skyline!

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby DougMJr » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:22 pm

I'm satisfied. Good addition to my home park.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby DarienLaker » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:27 pm

Well looking from the teaser photo of Blast Off it looks like an S&S drop tower rather than an Intamin one. So much for Darien Lake getting Kennywood's Pitt Fall. They're getting probably getting an S&S Turbo Drop or Space Shot tower.
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Postby TPDave » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:58 pm

^^^^ I was about to say I'm surprised that S&S have sold another one, didn't realise it was "recycled".

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby mlimardi » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:02 pm

I am happy that Darien decided to announce so early this year. Unlike how we had to wait until April last year.

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Postby mightypotato » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:02 pm

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby DarienLaker » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:09 pm

mlimardi wrote:I am happy that Darien decided to announce so early this year. Unlike how we had to wait until April last year.


They should announce their plans for next season around this time every year for now on!
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