Share this article

print logo

Darien Lake opening Saturday with two new rides

Darien Lake Theme Park Resort will open Saturday for the season and will debut its two new rides: Brain Drain and Rolling Thunder.

The theme park will open at 10:30 a.m.

The new rides are the result of a $2.5 million capital investment. Brain Drain is a 70-foot-high waterslide, which features a 38-foot-per-second free fall, followed by a 360-degree spirals the rider is ejected into a pool of water. Rolling Thunder is a seven-story high-speed coaster that travels on a vertical, circular steel loop, whipping riders around and around the hoop – backward, forward and upside down at 10 revolutions per minute. The ride can carry 24 to 32 passengers at a time.

Other additions for the 2015 season include in-park family concerts and dive-in movie series. For more information, visit