April 28, 2011
Quassy coaster debuts despite rain
Even the steady, cold rain couldn't wipe off his smile after he rode the Wooden Warrior for the first time with 11 others.
"Great ride," he summed up once disembarking from the 12-seat, six-car train. "Very smooth. Families are going to love this."
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April 04, 2011
Year Of The 'Wooden Warrior' As Quassy Preps For 103rd Season
What do you get when you put more than 140,000 board feet of lumber, 200,000 nails and 35,000 nuts and bolts all together?
In this instance, a wooden roller coaster.
Quassy Amusement Park is celebrating the year of the “Wooden Warrior” in 2011 a... Read More »
March 27, 2011
Thrilled retiree prepares to launch Quassy coaster
Allen Beavers Jr., 81, of West Hartford will be the first official rider on the new Wooden Warrior roller coaster at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury when the park opens for its 103rd season on April 23. Beavers was surprised to learn of the honor afte... Read More »
February 23, 2011
Student Art Competition Registration Under Way
Teams from regional schools will face off against one another in the Fifth Annual Art In The Park sidewalk art competition sponsored by Quassy Amusement Park.
Registration is under way for the May 15 event and there is no fee to participate. Each schoo... Read More »
February 01, 2011
Quassy takes bids for ride on new coaster
Want to be the first to ride the new wooden roller coaster opening this year at Quassy Amusement Park?
Get out your credit card and log on to eBay.
The lakeside park is auctioning off five seats online for the maiden run of the Wooden Warrior as a b... Read More »
January 24, 2011
Hearty Helping of Free Educational Programs at Quassy Amusement Park
Twenty acres of lakeside property with roller coasters, waterslides and the smell of freshly-made cotton candy doesn’t sound like your average classroom setting.
But for schools seeking hands-on learning experiences, Quassy Amusement Park serves up a h... Read More »
January 07, 2011
Quassy Amusement Park Goes Smoke-Free, Sets Student Art Competition
Quassy Amusement Park is clearing the air this year by creating a “smoke-free” environment within the facility, park officials announced today.
“The time had certainly come for us to enact a no smoking policy,” Quassy owner Eric Anderson said. “It wa... Read More »
January 04, 2011
Auction Set For First Ride On New Roller Coaster; Three Beneficiaries Named
Call them the terrific 12, if you will.
The 12 highest bidders will become the first to ride the "Wooden Warrior," the highly-anticipated new roller coaster opening this spring at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury.
Quassy today officially announce... Read More »
January 12, 2008
Quassy Proposal Sparks Concerns From Residents
Quassy Amusement Park on Route 64, celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year, was the subject of a Thursday, January 3, Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing. Quassy co-owner George Frantzis II, in attendance at the hearing, is proposing the... Read More »
October 03, 2007
Quassy Seeks Help With Memory Lane for 100th Birthday
Quassy Amusement Park celebrates its centennial in 2008 and those who have been to the park over the years may help the landmark property take a trip down Memory Lane. As part of its season-long "100 Years of Fun" celebration, Quassy is planning to set up... Read More »
August 28, 2006
Conn. Man Charged With Phoning Bomb Threat To Amusement Park - WNBC
A Naugatuck man faces felony charges for allegedly reporting to police that a bomb would explode Thursday at Quassy Amusement Park, police said.
Brian R. Collins, 21, of Naugatuck is accused of using a prepaid phone to call in the hoax to state police.
The caller said an ammonium nitrate bomb would detonate at the Middlebury amusement park in five minutes, police said.
July 26, 2006
Quassy Releases Post Card Series
As one of 11 remaining trolley parks in the nation, Quassy Amusement Park is rich in history and tradition.
Quassy has announced the release of a first of a series of collector's postcards as the park continues its countdown to 100 years of operation in 2008.
The five postcards are reminiscent of the many small amusement parks that once operated in the nation, of which only a handful remain. Four of the cards feature historic photos, some of which date back to the 1920s.
July 24, 2006
Man donates amusement park tickets to Red Cross - Middletown Press
Brenda Simmons, Middlesex County Executive Director for the Red Cross, was all smiles on Friday she realized that Mal Chapman had handed her a way to make 200 people's days a little brighter.
Chapman is the owner of Phoenix Barge, the company that was hired by Quassy Amusement Park to build two barges, which are used in the annual 3-D fireworks display and benefit on July 4.
According to Chapman, Quassy still owed him money, but instead of money, Chapman was given tickets to the amusement park in the sum of the money he was owed.
"He gave them to local kids in the area who could not afford to go to the park," Ron Gustafson, Public Relations Director at Quassy Park said. Quassy Park is the only family -owned park in the state and has been since 1937. He said that Chapman's gesture was "small business helping small business."
July 07, 2006
Plenty of fun, nostalgia at Quassy Amusement Park - Danbury News Times
Few things in summer are more fun than screaming, "Aaahhh!" with your 6-year-old son, as the amusement park locomotive you're riding chugs into a dark tunnel.
Unless, of course, you happen to ask his 14-year-old brother, the one who lives in a high-tech world of iPods and instant messaging.
February 15, 2006
Quassy Park installs waterslides for 2006
Quassy Amusement Park in Connecticut has turned to ProSlide Technology to expand their "Saturation Station" family water area. The dual waterslides, named Tunnel Twister, will debut in late spring.