April 14, 2011
Darien Lake season includes new live shows, in-park concert series
Thomas the Tank Engine steams into Darien Lake Theme Park Resort this summer for one of six new live shows, and an in-park concert season will include a performance by “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks.
The theme park is also planning to expand its... Read More »
March 08, 2011
Darien Lake theme park hiring workers
Darien Lake, New York’s largest theme park and water park resort, will be hiring over 2,000 positions for the 2011 season and participating in several career fairs at local colleges and universities. Interested candidates are encouraged to call the Darie... Read More »
January 28, 2011
Darien Lake to be managed by Georgia Firm
Darien Lake Theme Park Resort is now managed by the same company that runs singer Dolly Parton's Dollywood.
Herschend Family Entertainment has begun overseeing all day-to-day activities and now supervises the park's 3,500 full-time and seasonal empl... Read More »
January 26, 2011
Darien Lake Gets New Operator
Herschend Family Entertainment, which is also an operating partner of the Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has assumed the day-to-day operations of the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort.
While HFE is now the management company for Darien La... Read More »
January 26, 2011
New Management Company Takes Over At Darien Lake
There is a new management company for Darien Lake Theme Park.
Herschend Family Entertainment will now operate the local amusement park and economic engine. It’s a multi-state entertainment business, most famous for operating Dolly Parton’s Dollywood th... Read More »
April 22, 2008
Darien Lake coaster teamed with American Chopper guys
Darien Lake Theme Park Resort announced today it will team up with New York-based custom-motorcycle builder Orange County Choppers. The park's newest roller coaster, a motorcycle-themed ride, will be named the Orange County Choppers MotoCoaster.... Read More »
April 02, 2008
Roller coaster new Darien Lake ride
For the first time in nine years, Darien Lake Theme Park Resort is adding a new roller coaster. Darien Lake officials confirmed that the Genesee County amusement park will be the first in the country to bring "Motocoaster" to its patrons. The $3.4 million... Read More »
June 22, 2007
Darien Lake Theme Park Resort Debuts All New Le Grande Cirque Show
Darien Lake Theme Park Resort, celebrating its 26th season entertaining families, will debut its exciting new Le Grande Cirque show on Friday, June 22. The show features over 30 performers from around the world including acrobats, aerialists and dancers f... Read More »
April 10, 2007
Six Flags completes sale of Darien Lake amusement park
Six Flags Inc. has completed its sale of Darien Lake amusement park and six other properties around the country for $312 million, ushering in new management at the Genesee County park, the buyers in the deal announced Monday.... Read More »
August 10, 2006
Darien Lake ending its season early
he state's largest theme park said it will end its summer season four weeks early this year as its corporate parent continues to suffer financial problems.
Six Flags Darien Lake, located halfway between Rochester and Buffalo, is one of six properties being considered for sale by parent company Six Flags Inc. because of financial losses. As of July 31, the park had already reduced operating hours five out of seven days and closed two rides, including a major roller coaster. The new closing date is Oct. 1.
July 27, 2006
He'll drive new car after riding coaster — 395 times
Thomas Welsher has had enough of the Viper at Six Flags Darien Lake for a while.
The 23-year-old Webster resident outlasted the competition and won a two-year lease on a 2006 Suzuki Reno by riding the roller coaster at the Genesee County amusement park 395 times — that's more than 230 miles — in less than three days.
The contest started with eight competitors at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Every three hours they got a 20-minute break and could get off the coaster.
June 29, 2006
Amusement park will remain open - WHEC-TV
The thrills will continue at Six Flags Darien Lake. Corporate executives with Six Flags told news 10nbc the theme park in Genesee County will not close.
It currently employs 90 people full time and 2,500 in the summer months.
Reports Friday said financial problems could force Six Flags to sell or even close six of its 30 properties across the country.
The company sites lower park attendance and rising costs for the problems.
Six Flags president said the attendance drop was expected because the company is no longer deeply discounting season passes. It has been targeting families as consumers, rather than teenagers.