Here it is: Darien Lake is undergoing MAJOR expansion! New Water Park, New Cabins, New Fort-themed suites to open in 2010! Expansion includes creation of world-class water park, SplashTown at Darien Lake! Photos uploading now!
The new website for SplashTown is now online with plenty to see!
Darien Lake has also put out two new press releases about the launch of this new water park.
Western New York’s largest family-friendly destination, Darien Lake Resort, today announced plans for a multi-million dollar expansion, the largest in over a decade. The resort’s latest investment continues a history of improvements including the construction of Lodge on the Lake Hotel, addition of world-class roller coasters including Ride of Steel and MotoCoaster, and now the creation of a world-class water park – SplashTown at Darien Lake.
For the 2010 season, Darien Lake Resort will grow into two parks: Darien Lake Theme Park and SplashTown at Darien Lake. The 2010 season begins on May 8th with the opening of Darien Lake Theme Park. SplashTown at Darien Lake is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend barring weather delays. In addition, Darien Lake’s Lodge on the Lake Hotel will get 10 new Forts-O-Fun kid-themed rooms decked out with forts where little travelers can sleep and play. Darien Lake’s camping facilities will also be expanded with new Brown Bear Cabins offering a rustic getaway with all the comforts of home.
Specific additions to the new, bigger and better SplashTown at Darien Lake include a brand new quad-slide complex, new lazy river, new wave pool, an additional 5 acres of completely new park space, a new bathhouse, new food and beverage options, new landscaping, more deck and lounging space, and new cabanas.
Towering above SplashTown will be Swirl City, a mammoth, new quad-slide complex featuring four completely different, exhilarating water slide experiences. Almost like a complete water park in and of itself, the huge new complex delivers fast-paced swirling, whirling, sliding, and spinning through open and enclosed sections of track – including some translucent sections giving an exciting view to both riders and spectators! The four slides are to be called: Mister Twister, Cannon Ball Run and Turbo Twins, which features two dueling slides.
The new Flotation Station lazy river will offer a relaxing float down the 16-foot wide river while guests enjoy serene landscapes, water features, and soaking up the sun. Guests may float on single or double passenger inflated tubes. Perfect for all ages, Flotation Station is a 1,000-foot long tropical oasis.
Located at the entrance to Flotation Station, the new Lazy Days Lagoon will conjure up images of a lazy day at the beach. The 44,500 gallon wave pool features surf-friendly waves that gently roll to shore. The new, wide “beachfront” deck space includes plenty of space for families to sun and play at the water’s edge.
“The extensive additions underway at Darien Lake Resort will create a true vacation destination for travelers from all over the country including our guests living nearby in upstate New York, southern Ontario, and northern Pennsylvania,” said Resort General Manager, Christopher Thorpe. “By transforming Darien Lake into two major parks, our guests will have a world-class theme park and world-class water park to enjoy during their stay at Darien Lake Resort.”
In addition to the expansive water park additions, Darien Lake Resort will be adding 10 Forts-O-Fun backwoods themed rooms inside the Lodge on the Lake Hotel. Log cabin- look bunkers will provide children with some independence and their own space to sleep and play, all within earshot of the grown-ups. Forts-O-Fun guest rooms include separate bunk-beds, play space, a television, and Playstation 3 video games.
Darien Lake Resort’s camping area is also growing with more than two-dozen, all-new, family-friendly Brown Bear Cabins. The custom-designed cabins look rustic on the outside, but the inside is complete with all the comforts of home including a fireplace, loft, bedroom, fully-equipped kitchen, eating area, wireless internet, and cable television. Each cabin will also have a front porch and outdoor fire-pit to experience all the traditional fun of camping with the amenities of a first-class hotel.
“Our Lodge on the Lake and campground properties have been a huge hit with resort guests from throughout the region,” said Thorpe. “The new Forts-O-Fun make a stay at the Lodge even more exciting for families and the Brown Bear Cabins open up options for larger families that want to make a trip to Darien Lake their special family vacation.”
Darien Lake Theme Park opens for the 2010 season on May 8. SplashTown at Darien Lake is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend barring any weather delays. Season Passes for both the Darien Lake Theme Park and the new SplashTown Water Park are available online at GoDarienLake.com or by calling 585-599-4641.
NEW SplashTown Water Park at Darien Lake Resort
Three New Water Attractions Swirl City 4-Slide Complex, Flotation Station, Lazy Days Lagoon
The bigger, better, wetter SplashTown Water Park at Darien Lake Resort features three all-new attractions, an additional 5 acres of completely new park space, a new bathhouse, new food and beverage options, new landscaping, more deck and lounging space, and new cabanas.
Swirl City Slide Complex
A mammoth, new quad slide complex featuring four completely different, exhilarating water slide experiences. Almost like a complete water park in and of itself, the huge new complex delivers fast-paced swirling, whirling, sliding and spinning through open and enclosed sections of track – including some translucent sections giving an exciting view to both riders and spectators!
Mister Twister – Track 1 (530 linear feet) A twisted run of track featuring three “Topsy-Turvy” funnels and varying grades of track including a quick turn into funnel number one and a double spiral out of funnel number three. Topsy-Turvy funnels slosh riders back and forth before dropping them out through the bottom of the funnel and on to another exciting section of track.
Cannon Ball Run – Track 2 (298 linear feet) A high-speed drop plunges riders into the giant 40-foot wide “Cannon Bowl” for a rushing spin around and around the huge, open-air bowl followed by a quick drop into the catch pool below.
Turbo Twins – Track 3 (308 linear feet) & Track 4 (364 linear feet) These two seriously twisted tracks snake and spiral through the giant slide complex with enclosed track featuring “peek-a-boo” translucent sections leaving riders wondering where their next turn might be.
Total Height: 41.5 feet
Total Linear Feet: 1,500
Landing Pool: 2,955 square feet
Water Volume: 65,210 gallons
Height Requirement: 48 inches or taller
Manufacturer: ProSlide Technology, Inc.
Take a relaxing float down the 16-foot wide Flotation Station lazy river enjoying serene landscapes, water features and soaking up the sun. Guest may float along the Lazy River in single or double passenger inflated tubes.
Total Length: 1,024 feet
Water Volume: 330,000 gallons
Height Requirement: 36 inches or accompanied by an adult
Manufacturer: Aquatic Development Group, Inc.
Lazy Days Lagoon
Catch this 44,500 gallon wave pool when the surf is up as gently rolling waves conjure up images of a lazy day at the beach. If rolling waves aren’t your style, relax and enjoy the wide “beachfront” deck space for sunning, tip your toes into the shallow pool entry, and enjoy the serene waterfall views all located at the entrance to the new Lazy River.
Total Size: 3,650 square feet
Water Volume: 44,500 gallons
Manufacturer: Aquatic Development Group, Inc.
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Darien Lake has also posted some teaser images to its Facebook for your enjoyment.