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June 29, 2016 - 10:17am

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The Corfu-Pembroke Community Band celebrated its 30th season last night with a concert at Darien Lakes State Park.

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May 7, 2013 - 2:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, darien lakes, gc chamber of commerce.

You can buy tickets for the 2013 season at Darien Lakes at The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce. Opening Weekend is May 11.

The chamber office is conveniently located in Downtown Batavia, 210 E. Main St.

Adult Tickets Available Only. 

Prices for “Good Any Day” tickets are, $30 per person for Chamber Members and for Non Members $34.99.  Ticket price includes both Darien Lake Theme Park & Splashtown at Darien Lake. This price includes FREE PARKING.

Children's tickets are NOT available at the Chamber Office -- they can be purchased at the gate for $29.99. Chamber Adult tickets CAN BE USED FOR CHILDREN. Children tickets are priced by height & must be less than 48” tall. Children under 2 years get in free.

Tickets are available at the Chamber Office Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They are not available for purchase on weekends.

September 27, 2012 - 2:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, business, darien lakes.

Press release:

Darien Lake announced exciting plans for the 2013 season including a major upgrade to the popular Laser Blast show and a new tower thrill ride.

Leading off the improvements is an extensive upgrade to the popular nightly Laser Blast show, adding cutting-edge water technology, pyrotechnics, and high-value production that will transform the classic laser show into a new summer spectacular, “Ignite the Night.”

The show will feature a 60-foot water screen as the backdrop to an action-packed show that chronicles events from the 1950s to today, including a tribute to Canada and our country’s heroes.

“We are really pleased to be able to bring this show to Darien Lake,” said Darien Lake General Manager Bob Montgomery. “Guests who enjoyed our Laser Blast show will be amazed at the new lifelike video projected onto the huge, 60-foot water screen. The special effects are incredible. Think Laser Blast on steroids!”

The other major improvement is called “Blast Off" -- a 185-foot thrill ride that will accelerate thrill-seekers to the top of a tower in a way that simulates an actual NASA launch.

“Guests will experience the feeling of 4G, equivalent to what the astronauts in the Space Shuttle experience. It is a real thrill,” Montgomery said.

Blast Off will be located in the “Waterfront Boardwalk” area, which will undergo significant renovations in the off-season. The Waterfront Boardwalk will celebrate the nostalgia of New York’s popular lakeside resorts and communities of the 1950s and will include classic rides like the Grand Carousel and The Big Wheel, along with new dining options and a “jumping water” attraction where kids of all ages will enjoy splashing and chasing dancing water streams.

“This new area will be all about Buffalo and Western New York’s wonderful lakes. It will be bustling with activity and provide a great opportunity for family fun,” Montgomery said.

Both new attractions will be ready for opening day 2013, which is set for Saturday, May 11.

Season Passes for the 2013 season are available for purchase online at www.DarienLake.com or at Darien Lake during operating hours for only $64.99 plus tax each. Guests can purchase season passes now and get free admission to Fright Fest plus receive the best price and benefit package of the season including free parking with every pass, free tickets for friends and more! 

2013 Season Pass purchasers also will be invited to a special “Sneak Peak” on Friday, May 10. Full information on the Darien Lake season pass program can be found online at www.DarienLake.com/plan-a-visit/season-pass.

May 30, 2012 - 2:06pm

Press release:

The second annual Darien Lake Baseball Tournament Series scheduled for June is expected to draw more than 160 teams from across the Northeast and Canada to Genesee County. Each of the first four weekends in June will feature competition between different school-age club baseball teams at a number of local facilities.

The 10 & 11 Under teams kick off the series on June 1-2, with the 14 & Under teams scheduled for June 8-10. The series wraps up with the 12, 13, & 15 Under teams on June 15-17 and the 16 & 18 Under teams on June 22-24.
 
Tournament coordinator Neal Turvey, of Pitch 'n' Hit Events, is excited to build on last year's momentum to create an ongoing "don't miss" event for each of the teams that attend.

"This series features a variety of teams with a high level of competition at quality facilities," Turvey said. "We want each team to have a great experience and walk away already planning to attend next year. We've worked very closely with the Town of Batavia, local school districts, and parks to secure enough facilities that we are able to keep the entire event in Genesee County."
 
Tom Lichtenthal of the Town of Batavia has been instrumental in the planning process through coordinating field locations and layouts as well as connecting the dots between the tourism department of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce and Pitch 'n' Hit events to ensure that local hotels and attractions are prepared to welcome the influx of visitors.
 
"We're excited to see the economic impact of this event, especially as it's grown from last year," Lichtenthal said. "Events like this are instrumental in showcasing the Town of Batavia and Genesee County as a destination for sporting events and tournaments. The Batavia hotel base and number of sporting facilities across the county make us a great place to host an event."
 
Tournament attendees will arrive in Genesee County each Friday to register and check in at Darien Lake Theme & Water Park who has signed on to sponsor the event.

"We're happy to have Darien Lake back for a second year of sponsorship," Turvey said. "They're a great fit for the event and we appreciate their continued support."
 
For more information and a full tournament schedule visit:  http://www.pitchnhitevents.com

May 17, 2012 - 1:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, Darien, darien lakes.

Press release:

With steamy, summer-like weather in the Western New York forecast, this coming weekend will be perfect for cooling off in more than 1 million gallons of water at Darien Lake.

SplashTown, a 10-acre water park free with the price of park admission, opens for the exciting 2012 season on Friday, May 18. Best of all, guests can have extended fun in the water park and the entire park, as Darien Lake celebrates its second weekend of the season with a long weekend, open from Friday through Monday, May 21.

Darien Lake’s water park boasts more than 1 million gallons of water and slides, tube rides, twists and turns for everyone, from Big Kahuna, an extreme tubing experience on a four-person raft, to Cannon Ball Run’s high-speed drop and 160-foot plunge. Crocodile Isle is a 750,000 gallon wave pool, where guests can fight the waves, take a dip or soak up the sun, while Flotation Station offers a relaxing float down the 16-foot-wide lazy river. More details about the water park are available online at www.DarienLake.com.

“Our opening weekend was spectacular, as guests came to see and experience our new attractions and upgrades,” said Bob Montgomery, general manager at Darien Lake. “This weekend will be an even bigger splash, with summer weather in the forecast, SplashTown opening for the season, and the park being open for a fun-filled, four-day weekend!”

SplashTown will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the season on park operating days. Darien Lake’s operating schedule is primarily weekends and holidays throughout May and June, with full-season daily operation beginning June 15.

July 27, 2011 - 8:51pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, darien lakes.

The smell of smoke is reported at campsite #971 at Darien Lake Theme Park. No flames are showing, but they'd still like an officer to check it out. They have shut off electricity to the site.

Darien Fire Department is responding.

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