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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby mightypotato » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:03 am

SharkTums wrote:^If you haven't been on any of the Supermen Hypers then ABSOLUTELY go to the park!

Just don't ride Predator or you'll have a spine injury!


When I went to Darien Lake last summer, Predator wasn't as bad as I was expecting. It was running slightly better than it had previously. Mind you, that's an upgrade from "OMG worst coaster ever!" to "OMG bottom 10 coaster ever!".

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Postby Philrad71 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:23 am

This would be great addition for the park! When we went in 2008, the lines for the waterslides were almost unbearable - and this was on an overcast day in the 60's with spitting rain showers. But wait, that's a typical summer day in Western New York, what am I thinking??? :lol:

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Postby odene497 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:41 am

SharkTums wrote:^If you haven't been on any of the Supermen Hypers then ABSOLUTELY go to the park!

Just don't ride Predator or you'll have a spine injury!


And the one at Darien is a LOT better than that crap at SF America! And it's true, trackwork on Predator has given it a somewhat enjoyable front seat ride!

Regarding this slide stuff, a flow rider sounds cool. I usually skip the water stuff, but this and another slide complex might make it all worthwhile.

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Postby Swiminn6 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:20 am

SharkTums wrote:^If you haven't been on any of the Supermen Hypers then ABSOLUTELY go to the park!

Just don't ride Predator or you'll have a spine injury!


LOL!! I totally agree with you! Also Viper is a really good one too if your looking for some good inversions.

Overall I think it's worth it. It really is a nice park and they even have a newer coaster which is always nice. As for the expansion, I hope it connects with a part that already has water attractions because all the water rides are kind of spread out all over the place right now :P

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby darienlakerules » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:43 pm

If you need a good laugh check our godarienlake.com. I love how on some of the pages the have the outline of The incredible hulk coaster on the top(like the homepage) also how long do you think the name OCC moto coaster will last befor it become generic motor cycle coaster. The shows done so does the name really help the ride too much anymore? Well besides the nice bike they built for the park imao there would be no reason to re-new or extend any current contracts.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:52 am

http://www.thedailynewsonline.com/articles/2010/03/13/news/6569189.txt

The board of the Genesee County Economic Development Center approved two incentive packages Thursday that will benefit Darien Lake Theme Park. The GCEDC granted $380,000 in tax exemptions for a proposed $7 million expansion of Darien Lake's water park. The abatements include $332,000 in sales taxes on construction materials and $48,000 in property taxes over a period of 10 years.

The upgrade at Darien Lake will create the equivalent of 19 full-time jobs. The second resolution the EDC board approved Thursday was $479,400 in mortgage tax exemptions for the theme park's corporate owners, CNL Lifestyles Properties of Florida.

CNL Lifestyles and its operations entity, Parc Management, is in the process of refinancing $100 million in debt. Obtaining new mortgages at more favorable interest rates is part of the project. About $38 million of CNL debt is from Darien Lake.

The GCEDC conducted a special meeting to act on the two Darien Lake matters. The proposed expansion may include Pirates Cove Water Park. Pirates Cove consists of a Lazy River Attraction, a FlowRider surfboard ride and a 50-foot-high Mach 6 water slide. Darien Lake's proposed site plan states that construction of the new feature on the south side of the theme park, between the rides area and Sumner Road.
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby darienlakerules » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:10 pm

I how it happens. I do wish as far as the water-park they'd bring back the down-hill lazy river. They didn't run it all last year and before then it was only off and on it ran. It has to be my favorite water ride.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:28 pm

http://twitter.com/parcmanagement

So what are all of our fans thinking?? Is it going to be one of our Theme Parks that has a big announcement or will...


You were right! It's Darien Lake and we have a big announcement! Check back tomorrow morning at 10:30! http://bit.ly/bykDr1
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:53 pm

Batman finally being rebuilt? :p
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby downunder » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:18 pm

The Intamin Stand Up in the field across the road?

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