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Hang on for the Ride of Your Life: Experience our Newest Rollercoaster!

Darien Lake Tantrum

Darien Lake’s wide variety of entertainment has made it “destination fun” since 1964. Located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls (between Buffalo and Rochester), the park boasts more than 50 rides, including seven world-class roller coasters; dozens of family-friendly rides and entertainment; the region’s largest waterpark (complete with wave pool) and a 20,000-seat world-class amphitheater operated by Live Nation.

Tantrum Logo

In May of 2018, the park will open Tantrum—its eighth coaster! This latest capital investment is a nearly $5 million addition to the park. Riders will embark on a 98-foot vertical lift at a 90-degree angle – straight up the coaster’s first hill. In a matter of seconds, upon reaching its apex, the train plummets into a 97-degree drop and pretzel inversion. Reaching speeds of 52 mph, the coaster snakes through the structure over a bunny hop, keeping riders wondering which way is up or down during an Immelman turn, and finishes with a tilted loop. Tantrum’s signature beyond-vertical drop offers a thrilling, unique experience that hasn’t previously been offered to park guests. It’s the first of its kind in New York State and Ontario, Canada. “This ride confirms our status as New York State’s Coaster Capital and our commitment to providing guests with cutting edge experiences,” said Chris Thorpe, general manager.

Darien Lake Tantrum

The park is open May through October and welcomes overnight guests in a wide range of accommodations – from a full-service hotel and modern cabins to rental RVs and campsites.

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*FREE ADMISSION FOR CONCERT GOERS IN 2018!*