This season, Darien Lake’s extensive upgrades and exclusive Canadian deals make it the ideal family fun getaway destination for Canadians, combining the thrills of non-stop entertainment with its wide range of on-site lodging offerings just steps away. Visitors can set their own pace with a fun-packed holiday and the comfort of a relaxing campsite, cabin, RV or lodge room a short stroll away.
Conveniently located a short drive from the Niagara Falls border, Darien Lake truly is the area’s best entertainment value with more than 45 rides, a 10 acre water park, a wide array of live shows, plus pay-as-you-play classic midway games, paddle boats, mini golf, batting cages, go-carts and unique thrills such as the Slingshot and SkyCoaster experiences. The Parks also boast a 20,000-seat performing arts centre, operated by Live Nation and hosting some of todayís hottest music artists (extra ticket required).
This year Darien Lake will re-open May 12 with over $5 Million in upgrades, including 3 new family-friendly rides in the just-created Rowdy’s Ridge area plus 11 all-new shows featuring acclaimed comedy jugglers, performing dogs, extreme parrots, world-class illusionist, hypnotist, and high energy percussionists. In addition, the park has expanded its already extensive array of hospitality offerings — and can now accommodate over 6,000 guests at its camp sites, lodge rooms & suites, RV rentals and cabins offerings, including 15 brand new cabins (complete with WI-FI), new pull-through sites for large RV’s, ready-made “glamping” tents and numerous new upgrades to the on-site lodge.
Nearby is the splendour of Niagara Falls, shopping, casinos and other world-class attractions, making a trip to Darien Lake fun for the whole family and an affordable and easy getaway for Canadians. Boasting an array of lodging options with exciting entertainment right on site, Canadians really can have it all! The Park also now accepts Canadian cash at par.
“Darien Lake no longer is just an amusement park, it truly is a destination experience offering unlimited fun and unbeatable value,” said Bob Montgomery, General Manager, Darien Lake. “This coming season will be better than ever, with new attractions, lodging and entertainment they can’t get anywhere else.”
New Expanded Lodging Offerings
Guests can take advantage of numerous improvements and increased choice in the Park’s on-site lodging options. Every 2 night stay includes THREE days of free unlimited admission to Darien Lake’s 45 rides, park shows, and 10-acre waterpark. Summer packages range from a low of $45 for campsites up to $525/night for modern cabins (with 2 bedrooms + loft). Guests can come and go as the park is just a short walk from the hotel, cabins and campsites. The perfect combination of chill and thrill! After the nightly laser spectacular, come back to the crackling sounds of the campfire and sleep under the stars – or cozy up to free WI-FI in a cabin or lodge room.
Exclusive getaway deal for Canadians offers the 3rd night for 50% off.
- 15 New Cabins – These all-new cabins join the 42 cabins launched last year and are completely equipped with free WI-FI, flat screen TVs and sleeping for up to six – featuring a higher loft that is ideal for older children.
- RV Upgrades – Seven new pull-through RV campsites will accommodate larger RVs with more power requirements.
- Lodge on the Lake Hotel Enhancements – a larger game room, new fitness facilities and additional food choices in the café complement the outdoor pool, free WI-FI and on-site convenience of almost 200 rooms, including two luxurious suites and ten Forts-O-Fun Kids Suites with log cabin bunkers, PlayStations and more.
- “Glamping” – Guests can move right into ready-made tents on platforms, complete with a comfortable queen bed, two chairs and a table – available in late June and ideal for those who want to “instantly camp” without roughing it.
- 600 campsites & 300 RV rentals – Get back to nature by pitching your own tent, or bring your own camping trailer, or instead, simply rent one of our spacious 35′ RV’s. Over 600 wooded, shady, grassy, or sunny campsites await the true camper or
11 All-New Shows Offer Something for Everyone
The Park is taking a completely fresh approach to in-park entertainment with 11 new live shows plus a Canadian tribute in the nightly Laser Blast spectacular. The shows rotate during the season, bringing a constant stream of all-ages comedy and amazing thrills to the park.
May 25 – September 3 – Beaver Mania!
Starring the new Beaver Brothers’ characters, Darien Lake’s newest party animals!
May 25 – September 3 – Beaver Fever!
An exciting dance party with your favorite hits! Let’s hear it for Canada!
May 27 – 28: Comedian John Park
Fast-paced comedy and incredible juggling.
May 31 – June 3: Comedian Greg Tarlin
High energy juggling, amazing unicycle stunts and dazzling yo-yo tricks.
June 7 – 11: Hilby
The New York Times calls him the Skinny German, Juggling, Lederhosen-Wearing Clown – unbelievably funny with lots of audience participation. Juggling with knives, a bowling ball, toilet plunger, a cordless hedge trimmer and more!
June 15 – July 8: Matt Baker Comedy Stunt Show
Clever comedy meets jaw-dropping stunts like spearing vegetables on spikes, escaping handcuffs and juggling with his mouth.
June 7- August 5: Mutts Gone Nuts
A fast-paced canine thrill show with the classic appeal of a circus-style comedy dog act. The show features Sammie the talking dog and an engaging cast of rescued dogs.
June 15 – July 15: Tammy Barton
Acclaimed hypnotist extraordinaire! Considered one of the top hypnotists around, Tammy leaves you laughing & gasping with this family-friendly show.
July 16 – September 30: Aaron Radatz
Internationally acclaimed illusionist, named by Time magazine as “the magician to see,” a one-man show of magic and non-stop action. MSNBC says Aaron is “nipping at the heels of David Copperfield.” Aaron will reprise his show during FrightFest October 5-6 and 12-13.
July 30 – September 3: Plastic Musik
High energy percussion and unpredictable theatrics – playing classics, hip hop & Motown hits.
August 6 – September 3: Extreme Parrots
The most famous performing parrots in the world and voted as best animal attraction for 7 straight years! Trained rescue parrots perform amazing feats.
New Rowdy’s Ridge Family Area
New ”Rowdy’s Ridge” theme area will feature three brand new fun-for-the-whole-family rides:
Moose on the Loose – Fun backwoods adventure on a “runaway moose.”
Heave Ho! – Riders pull themselves up a three-story tower by rope.
Hornet’s Nest – Fly on a tall swing, controlling flight angle and height.
Darien Lake Performing Arts Centre
The Darien Lake Performing Arts Centre (PAC) continues to announce upcoming concert acts, attracting the world’s biggest stars. Starting the season off with a bang, Canadian international hip-hop phenom Drake takes over the stage on June 8 with help from J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame and more! The initial line-up of acts booked to date includes Juno Award-winning Canadian rock band Nickelback (July 25), the Dave Matthews Band, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Big Time Rush, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Iron Maiden with special guest Alice Cooper, the Beach Boys, KISS and The Vans Warped Tour.
Season Passes: 100 Days of Unlimited Fun for Less than the Price of 2 Visits
Season Passes offer unlimited admission to 45 rides, waterpark and park’s live shows throughout the 2012 season. Purchasers save $40 by buying 4 or more passes for only $59.99* each vs. single Season Passes for $69.99* each (plus tax).
*Prices shown in USD. Prices may vary for CAD, depending on exchange rates.