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Darien Lake Opens For The 2012 Season

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After a mild winter and a relatively balmy spring, fun-seekers are hungry for some action. The wait has finally come to an end now that Darien Lake is officially open for the summer season. The park and its extensive on-site lodging offerings opened today to the first visitors of the season. With the addition of more than $5 million in new attractions and significant park upgrades, this season is bound to be one for the record books. And, for Canadians, Darien Lake is the perfect thrill & chill getaway, with a variety of on-site accommodations just steps from the excitement of 45 rides, waterpark, live shows and lots of other amusements, shops and food.

“Canadians love coming to Darien Lake because everything is right on-site, so they can come and go between their hotel room, cabin or campsite and set their own pace for both relaxation and thrills.  This year our team has put in a lot of hard work to improve and expand our offerings, so we’re excited for Canadians to re-discover us with a great family getaway,”said Bob Montgomery, general manager at Darien Lake.“We look forward to welcoming Canadians and saluting them with a special piece in our nightly Laser Blast show.”

Guests Will Enjoy $5 Million Dollars in Improvements

Guests have more to see and do than ever before, with the addition of three new family rides, internationally acclaimed live entertainment, new cabins and numerous upgrades at the park, RV sites and the lodge.

    New family rides. The new “Rowdy’s Ridge” family area is now open and features three, brand-new, fun-for-the-whole-family rides. Moose on the Loose is a fun backwoods adventure on a “runaway moose” with funny encounters along the way. On Heave Ho!, riders pull themselves up to the top of a three-story tower by rope and then are gently descend. Riders on the Hornet’s Nest can do exciting flying on a tall swing, controlling flight angle and height.  A number of other family-friendly rides have also been updated in the renamed Beaver Brothers Bay, and the park is introducing new beaver characters who will star in two high energy shows.

    New and expanded lodging offerings. Guests can take advantage of numerous improvements to the park’s on-site lodging options, including 15 brand-new cabins equipped with free Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs; seven new pull-through RV campsites that accommodate larger vehicles with more power requirements; and a larger game room, a new fitness room and an expanded café menu at the Lodge on the Lake Hotel.

    Overnight getaways include unlimited park fun.All lodging offerings include free admission to all of Darien Lake’s regular rides, in-park shows and waterpark.Visitors can come and go as often as they want.  Two night getaways include THREE days of park fun.

    Special getaway deal offers the 3rd night for 50% off.  Darien Lake is now offering a special invitation to Canadians with an offer of the third night at 50% off with any two-night stay.  Deals include three days of park admission for four people and are available on campsites, cabins, RV rentals and Lodge rooms.  

Live Entertainment Promises to Please a Wide Range of Audiences

Live, in-park entertainment at Darien Lake will be better than ever this season, with several new live shows making their New York state debuts, including several live comedy acts, performing dogs, a renowned magician, a mesmerizing hypnotist, and a modern rhythm and stomp group – all of which guests can enjoy for free with the price of park admission. ~Live shows will rotate during the season, bringing a constant stream of all-ages comedy and amazing thrills to the park. The nightly Laser Blast show returns as well,with a Canadian tribute,Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning May 18 – June 22, and then every night from June 23 – Sept. 3, with popular music, laser effects and fireworks. More details on shows and showtimes are available at www.darienlake.com/2012-in-park-shows/.

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 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, IronMaiden with special guest Alice Cooper, the Beach Boys,KISS and The Vans Warped Tour and more! For more information, visit www.livenation.com.

Making a trip to Darien Lake, near the splendour of Niagara Falls, is 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.  The park is easy to find – just 45 minutes from the Peace Bridge off Interstate 90.

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