Feb 16, 2016
Today, Darien Lake, Western New Yorkâs largest theme park, announced a $1.5 million capital investment that will be used to build a new extreme water ride â the RipCurl Racer. Upon the approval of an incentive package from the Genesee County Economic Development Center and building permit completion, the park will begin construction on the new water ride, with plans to be fully operational for the water parkâs 2016 opening on May 21.
The RipCurl Racer Experience:
42 feet above the pool, six mat-riding competitors launch themselves headfirst into side-by-side tunnels and rocket through the twisting tunnels before accelerating into separate racing lanes.
Riders drop and slide down the home stretch, enjoying speed, compression and zero-gravity moments as they blast into a high-velocity finish.
âBringing in RipCurl Racer, the third new thrill ride to join the parkâs lineup over the past year, is really exciting for us,â said Chris Thorpe, general manager at Darien Lake. âThe continued growth and expansion at Darien Lake is a testament to our dedication to providing guests with the best entertainment value in the region.â
âAs one of the premier tourism destinations in Western New York, Darien Lake once again is investing in Genesee County,â said Genesee County Chamber of Commerce President Tom Turnbull. âItâs been proven in the past that adding new ride attractions increases the number of visitors to the park and weâre expecting the new RipCurl Racer will do the same. And thatâs good not only for Darien Lake but for Genesee County as a whole.â
Paying for itself in just two visits, Darien Lakeâs 2016 season pass is a greater value than ever before!
The park is open May 7 to Sept. 25 and welcomes overnight guests in a wide range of accommodations â from a full-service hotel and modern cabins to rental RVs and campsites. For more information or to order season passes, visit www.DarienLake.com.
Press Release, Posted on The BatavianÂ (2/11/2016)