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Six Flags Darien Lake celebrates summer with fireworks, laser light shows

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Six Flags Darien Lake Hosts July 4th Fireworks

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Six Flags Darien Lake, the Thrill Capital of New York, will celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks show on July 4. Dazzling Patriotic fireworks set to Patriotic music will light up the night sky at 9:45 p.m. after our Laser Light Spectacular show.

Guests can experience heart-pounding coasters and exciting attractions along with our Laser Light Spectacular show running each night July 3 - 7. The Theme Park is open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Hurricane Harbor is open 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Six Flags Darien Lake’s 2024 summer events include:

  • Laser Light Night Time Spectacular, guests can enjoy our Laser Light Spectacular show on  select nights, in Darien Square from 9:15 - 9:45 p.m.
  • July 4 Fireworks Celebration, Celebrate the holiday with coaster thrills, delicious, sweet chills, and exciting firework illuminations at night from 9:45 – 10:10 p.m.
  • NEW FOR 2024, Bews & Bites, Saturdays, and Sundays July 6 through July 21, this family friendly festival features a selection of seasonal craft beers, delicious cuisine from all over the world, live music, dancing, and a selection of local craft artisans.

Six Flags Darien Lake now operates daily through August 5. Single day tickets are now available to purchase online for as low as $29.99. For more information on these offers, visit www.sixflags.com.

Six Flags Darien Lake hosts hiring event

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Six Flags Darien Lake, The Thrill Capital of New York, will host a spring hiring event Friday and Saturday in the Employment Center. 

Candidates can gain immediate interviews and land thrilling jobs in more than 10 diverse departments including rides, food service, aquatics, and more in preparation for Six Flags Darien Lake’s opening on May 17.

Availability & Eligibility:

  • Operations: Ride Operations, Park Services (Custodial), Public Safety (Security, EMTs)
  • In-Park Services: Food and Beverage Operations, Retail, Attractions
  • Guest Experience: Admissions, Guest Relations
  • Lifeguards
  • Accommodations: Hotel Front Office, Housekeeping, Reservationist
  • Landscaping
  • Maintenance

How to Apply:

Complete a job application at SixFlagsJobs.com, or Visit the Six Flags Darien Lake Employment Center in person Monday, April 29 – May 3 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1501 Sumner Road, Corfu.

Applicants should bring their Social Security Card and a current Photo ID with proof of age OR a school ID & Birth Certificate.

Employee Benefits:

  • Paid Training
  • Free Admission for Employee and a Friend
  • Discounts on Food, Beverages, and Retail
  • Employee Ride Nights
  • Employee Exclusive Events

Applicants with employment-related questions can call 585 599 5108. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/darienlake.

Six Flags Darien Lake Hiring for Fright Fest

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Six Flags Darien Lake is looking for bone-chilling and eerie individuals to join the Entertainment team! 200 team members are needed for the 2023 Fall Season. Scare actors, ghouls, make-up artists, Boo Fest Attendants, Costumers, and Ushers are just a few of the positions available for the ghoulish job in town!

Enjoy frightfully fun team member perks like in-park discounts, rewards, recognitions, exclusive team member events, and more.

Open auditions and interviews will be held every Tuesday and Saturday now through September 2, from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Six Flags Darien Human Resources Building. Interested applicants should bring their Social Security Card and a current Photo ID with proof of age OR a school ID & Birth Certificate.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at any time by visiting sixflags.com/darienlake/jobs. From first-time job seekers to retirees looking for part-time work, Six Flags has something for everyone. For questions, call the Six Flags Darien Lake Human Resources office at 585 599 5108, Monday – Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Six Flags Darien Lake Opens May 20 for the 2023 Season

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Six Flags Darien Lake, the Thrill Capital of New York, will kick off the 2023 season with new events and park enhancements to provide a memorable and premium park experience. 

“Opening day is the beginning of another year of fun at Six Flags Darien Lake,” said Park President Chris Thorpe. “As New York’s largest family-friendly destination, guests will enjoy their favorite rides and slides with a lineup of new and elevated events and experiences plus comfort enhancements including a new VIP Lounge.” 

Six Flags Darien Lake’s 2023 additions include: 

  • NEW FOR 2023, Laser Light Summerfest, guests can enjoy an all-new Laser Light spectacular show, dynamic marquee light displays, and a magical living garden with luminescent landscape features and stunning 3-dimensional light creatures to enjoy before the show, including an after 5:00 p.m. Summerfest pre-party in Darien Square;
  • NEW FOR 2023, Viva La Fiesta, guests will enjoy live entertainment that will have them dancing the night away. This all-new event heats up the park with food, fun and entertainment;
  • July 4th Fireworks Celebration, guests are invited to celebrate the holiday with thrills, delicious, sweet chills, and exciting firework illuminations at night;
  • NEW FOR 2023, Oktoberfest, this family-friendly German heritage festival will become a new fall tradition filled with authentic fare, and a large selection of seasonal craft lagers and beers from around the world;
  • VIP Lounge, for a minimal fee guests can rest and recharge at our new, shaded, indoor lounge. Cool off in the air conditioning while enjoying beverages, comfortable seating, and Wi-Fi to help guests relax and recharge.
  • Park Beautification, guests will notice refreshed landscaping, a renovated main gate  restroom, additional shaded seating for relaxation throughout the park, more photo opportunities, renovated games locations, midway upgrades and more;
  • Wooden Coaster Re-tracking, the historic Predator roller coaster continues its re-tracking of more than 225 feet to ensure an enhanced ride experience that promises to deliver epic thrills all season long; and
  • New Culinary Options, exciting, new offerings are coming to the park this season including flavor burst soft serve ice cream, mac n cheese crunch rolls, chocolate-covered frozen bananas and frozen adult beverages in Hurricane Harbor. 

The park is currently hiring for the 2023 season. Applicants age 14 and older can text JOBS to 585-207-8400 or complete an application at www.sixflagsjobs.com. More than ten diverse departments offer exciting opportunities with flexible hours, great perks and the opportunity to gain supervisor experience.

Six Flags Darien Lake season passes are currently on sale. For a limited time, guests can purchase a Gold Pass during the park’s Memorial Day Sale and get an automatic upgrade to a Platinum Pass. Benefits include free parking, discounts on food and merchandise, and unlimited visits. Passes start as low as $7.99 a month after initial payment. For more information on these offers, visit www.sixflags.com.

Six Flags Darien Lake operates weekends and select days May 20 through June 23, followed by daily summer operation through Labor Day. The park will not operate on Tuesdays. Visit http://www.sixflags.com/darienlake to learn more.

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Darien Lake hosting hiring event on Saturday

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Six Flags Darien Lake is looking for 1,000 energetic and motivated team members who want to work where they play! From first-time job seekers to retirees looking for part-time work, Six Flags has something for everyone, there are positions available across multiple departments, including lifeguards, ride operators, food service, entertainment, security, admissions, retail, and camping, we offer flexible schedules and competitive wages. Most positions are available for applicants 16 years old and up, with select opportunities for candidates 14 years old and up.

With FREE park admission for team members AND a friend, discounts on food, beverage and retail, employee-exclusive events and more, there is a lot to be THRILLED about when working at Six Flags Darien Lake!  

All interested candidates are encouraged to attend our spring on-site hiring event this Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Six Flags Darien Lake Hotel. Applicants should bring their Social Security Card and a current Photo ID with proof of age OR a school ID & Birth Certificate.

Applicants can also apply online at any time by visiting sixflags.com/darienlake/jobs. For questions, call Six Flags Darien Lakes Human Resources office at 585 599 5108, Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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With summer around the corner, it's hiring season at Darien Lake Theme Park

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Six Flags Darien Lake, the Thrill Capital of New York, and our water park Hurricane Harbor, are hiring over 1,000 seasonal employees for the 2023 Season! 

Applicants may apply online anytime and are encouraged to visit sixflags.com/darienlake/jobs to apply from the comfort of their home (or mobile device). For questions, call or visit our Human Resources office Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 585 599 5108.              

The park will also offer an onsite in-person hiring option this spring. This event will take place at the Six Flags Darien Lake Hotel at 9993 Allegheny Road, Darien Center, NY 14040. Interested applicants should bring their Social Security Card and a current Photo ID with proof of age OR a school ID & Birth Certificate.

On-Site Hiring Event

  • Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Six Flags Darien Lake & Hurricane Harbor will be hiring for all positions, including rides, maintenance, lifeguards, hotel, food and beverage, admissions, entertainment, retail, park service/cleanliness team, EMT/paramedics, security, and a variety of other exciting positions.

Team Member Benefits/Need to Know Information

  • Positions start at $14.25/hr. with select positions at $15.00/hr. with flexible schedules, a fun atmosphere, free park admission for team members and their friends, in-park discounts, and the opportunity to gain valuable customer service skills.
  • There are a variety of positions to match every skill set.
  • Interested applicants must be at least 14 years old.

Six Flags Darien Lake opens for the season on Saturday, May 20, 2023. Interested candidates will not want to miss an incredible opportunity to work at Six Flags Darien Lake and create friendships that last a lifetime! Apply online at sixflags.com/darienlake/jobs.

Six Flags isn't just for thrills - it's the ultimate place to work where you play!

Darien Lake launches 2023 season pass and annual membership programs

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Six Flags Darien Lake, the Thrill Capital of New York, today announced the launch of the 2023 Six Flags Seasonal Pass and Annual Membership programs along with a robust lineup of special events during the 2023 season. New offerings create endless opportunities for fun all season long.

  • Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® Select dates September 17 through October 15, The area’s scariest and best Halloween event returns! Nighttime festivities include a terrifying scare zone, two haunted houses and a Haunted Trail designed for the ultimate scare;
  • NEW – Kids Fest – Saturdays and Sundays June 3 through June 25, the tiniest thrill seekers can celebrate during this event designed for children and their families, including kid’s activities, entertainment, and other fun filled experiences;
  • NEW- Festival of Light - Nightly June 23 through Sept. 4, celebrate summer with a variety of spectacular LED light and tunnel displays plus the return of our popular Laser Light show;
  • NEW - Can/Am Friendship Festival – July 1 through July 4, celebrate Independence Day and Canada Day with a four-day celebration of fireworks, flags and Patriotic Tributes;
  • NEW - Beach Party Weekend – July 21 through July 23, Life’s a Beach at Hurricane Harbor, join us for sun-filled days with a pig roast, specialty food & drinks, live island entertainment and wacky water park contests;
  • NEW- International Festival – September 1 through 4, 9 & 16, This family-friendly festival features a selection of seasonal craft beers, delicious cuisine from all over the world, live music, dancing, and a selection of local craft artisans.

The popular Seasonal Dining Pass is back! The re-launched dining program offer guests with a Seasonal Pass or Membership a convenient way to fuel up for their day. The Seasonal Dining Pass allows up to two meals per visit with a 3-hour window between meals. And those who purchase their pass or membership by September 5, 2022 will receive a 10% discount off the new Seasonal Dining Pass.

Membership returns with three tiers of benefits! The Gold Thrill Seeker includes unlimited visits plus parking and in-park benefits. The Platinum Thrill Seeker levels up and is ideal for guests that like to visit multiple Six Flags venues, including Hurricane Harbor and other outdoor properties. The Diamond Thrill Seeker is the best value with the best benefits; it includes all the advantages of Platinum, plus deeper discounts on food and merchandise, extra discounted tickets for friends, and more skip-the-line passes! Best of all, there are no block-out dates! Guests may also select the flexible payment plan for the Thrill Seeker annual memberships. Six Flags also offers a Seasonal Pass for frequent home park only visitation.

Six Flags Pass Program:

  • Seasonal Pass:
    • Provides access to Six Flags Darien Lake through Labor Day 2023 for $59.99;
  • Gold Thrill Seeker Annual Membership:
    • Only $6.99 per month after initial payment of $18.11;
    • Includes access to Six Flags Darien Lake, Six Flags New England, Six Flags America, Six Flags Great Escape, Six Flags Great Adventure and La Ronde, for one year beginning on date of purchase;
    • General parking;
    • 10% discount on food and retail items;
    • Two Specialty rate friend tickets;
  • Platinum Thrill Seeker Annual Membership:
    • Only $7.99 per month after the initial payment of $37.11;
    • Includes access to all Six Flags Outdoor Parks for one year beginning on date of purchase;
    • General parking;
    • 15% discount on food and retail items;
    • Five specialty rate friend tickets;
    • One skip-the-line passes;
  • Diamond Thrill Seeker Annual Membership:
    • Only $17.99 per month after the initial payment of $51.11;
    • Includes access to all Six Flags Outdoor Parks for one year beginning on date of purchase;
    • Preferred parking;
    • 20% discount on food, and retail items;
    • Ten specialty rate friend tickets;
    • Five skip-the-line passes.

Pass details can be found at sixflags.com/darienlake

Darien Lake hiring haunting people for Fright Fest

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There’s something sneaking around the corner​... Fright Fest at Six Flags Darien Lake! ​We're hiring for over 200 ghostly and eerie individuals to join the ​Entertainment team as Scare Actors, costume designers, make-up artist,s and technicians! Applicants may apply online at www.sixflags.com/darienlake/jobs or by texting “SCARE” to 220MONSTER.

Potential candidates can also visit Six Flags Darien Lake’s Human Resources Building during office hours, Monday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to  5 p.m.. Applicants will need to provide two forms of ID.

Six Flags has more than just thrills… it brings on the CHILLS!

 

Darien Lake introduces newest thrill slide, the Wahoo Wave, announces other park enhancements

By Howard B. Owens

Chris Thorpe, general manager of Six Flags Darien Lake, is a bit excited about the newest thrill ride in the park -- the Wahoo Wave.

Of course, he's already been on it. He wants you to try it, too.

"It's a wonderful experience where people will ride in a four-leaf clover to go with their friends and family and hit a 60-foot wave wall when they plunge down the slide," said Thorpe in an interview with The Batavian. "For me, the most thrilling part of the ride is when you hit the top of the wave wall and it turns you to go back down on the other side. You have such exhilaration and thrill coming down the slide when you get to the top. When you spin the other way, it's a little disorienting but a little thrilling at the same time. So it's great."

The Wahoo Wave part of the water park, which now called Hurricane Harbor.  The expansion of the park includes more seating and a parents' patio where parents and grandparents can rest and recharge -- not just themselves but their mobile devices, as well.

Jody Brege, public relations and marketing manager said prior to a ribbon-cutting with the Genesee Chamber of Commerce on Friday, said the park, entering its 41st season, has made a number of other improvements during the off-season, including new landscaping and more seating.

"We are excited to make New York's largest family-friendly destination bigger, better, and now wetter than ever," Brege said. "Hurricane Harbor will be the perfect place to beat the heat in Western New York this summer."

Photos by Howard Owens

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Chris Thorpe in front other the "selfie-shark," where guests can take selfies or Tik-Toks as they enter Hurricane Harbor.  Thorpe is planning a contest for children to come up with a name for the shark.

 

Darien Lake announces grand opening of Wahoo Wave in water park, launch of annual pass program

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Six Flags Darien Lake, the Thrill Capital of New York, today announced the introduction of the new Six Flags Annual Pass program. For the first time, with the purchase of a Six Flags Annual Pass, guests now have the opportunity to visit Six Flags parks for 12 months after purchase, providing more flexibility and value to experience the thrill, beautification and new modernization efforts of Six Flags like never before.  

There are three options of Six Flags Annual Passes available to guests with different levels of benefits tailored to suit the various preferences guests make when they visit the parks:

  • Annual Thrill Seeker Pass;
    • $78.00 or 12 payments of $6.50;
    • Includes access to Six Flags Darien Lake, Six Flags New England, Six Flags America, Six Flags Great Escape and La Ronde, plus general parking and special savings;
  • Annual Extreme Pass;
    • $150.00 or 12 payments of $12.50;
    • Includes access to all Six Flags Outdoor Parks including Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari in Jackson, NJ, plus general parking, two Junior Passes and special savings; and  
  • Annual Ultimate Pass;
    • $350.00 or 12 payments of $29.24
    • Includes access to all Six Flags Outdoor Parks, including Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari in Jackson, NJ, plus preferred parking, two Junior Passes, a ten-meal dining plan, and special savings.  

In addition, for a limited time, guests have the option of a Summer Pass which includes unlimited access to Six Flags Darien Lake, through Labor Day for only $59.99.

Guests can purchase and manage their Six Flags Annual Pass now by visiting Six Flags Darien Lake or through the Six Flags App, where they can access a full list of benefits associated with their pass.

Guests can now enjoy our newest water slide, Wahoo Wave, Following a six-story climb to the top of the tower, Wahoo Wave riders will twist through a hairpin turn, followed by a corkscrew. Without warning, riders in four-person tubes will plunge down an unforgettable, three-story drop. This adrenaline-packed adventure will send riders into near-vertical motions to experience extended hang times and zero g-forces.

Six Flags Darien Lake operates weekends and select weekdays through June 24, and daily through Labor Day. The park will not operate on Tuesdays. Visit http://www.sixflags.com/darienlake

Six Flags Jobs

Six Flags is currently hiring in more than 10 diverse departments. Team members receive in-park discounts, rewards and recognitions, exclusive Team Member events and flexible scheduling. Positions are great for students, teachers, retirees, or anyone looking for a second job that allows them to work around a busy personal schedule. Many positions starting at $15 per hour. Those aged 14 and older can apply by visiting SixFlagsJobs.com or texting JOBS to 585-207-8400.

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Thrills and splashes: Darien Lake Theme Park opens Memorial Day weekend

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Six Flags Darien Lake, the Thrill Capital of New York, opens Friday, May 27 and launches into the 2022 season with a wide variety of guest-driven enhancements including a new water slide and rebranded water park, plus dining, comfort and speed of service improvements.

Six Flags’ investment features beautification and modernization efforts throughout the world-class theme park and Hurricane Harbor water park. Details include increased capacity and streamlined operations in rides, food service and admissions; aesthetic and comfort enhancements in both parks; the debut of new dining options and more guest creature comforts.

“Our 41st season kicks off with a focus on improving our guests’ experience at every turn through technology, innovation and renovation,” said Park President Chris Thorpe. “As New York’s largest family-friendly destination, we’re committed to providing incredible service during every visit.”

Six Flags Darien Lake’s 2022 additions include:

  • Wahoo Wave – The park debuts one of its tallest water slides in 2022. Towering a staggering 60 feet tall, Wahoo Wave and its’ “water wave wall”  boosts the park’s already robust roster of heat-beating attractions in the newly rebranded water park, Hurricane Harbor;
  • “Wow” Moments – In 2022, more emphasis is placed on creating “Wow” moments through fun and memorable guest interactions, beautiful landscaping views, additional seating for relaxation including new benches throughout the park, new photo opportunities, additional shade structures and 300 additional lounge chairs in Hurricane Harbor;
  • Wooden Coaster Re-tracking – The historic Predator roller coaster has undergone a retracking of more than 300 feet to ensure a fun, smooth ride experience all season long;
  • FuelRod – Guests can keep the fun going with portable phone charging batteries available for a nominal fee at kiosks throughout the park;
  • New Dining Options – The park expands its culinary options with Sahlen’s Grilled For You Smokehouse hotdogs, two new, self-service soda refill stations, strawberry Dole Whip and an all-new BBQ menu at Beaver Brother’s Restaurant including sliced brisket and pulled pork mac and cheese;
  • Military ID.me Partnership – To expand military discount accessibility, Six Flags has partnered with ID.me. Now, active duty, veterans, military spouses and families can  conveniently and directly access exclusive discounts at www.SixFlags.com/darienlake/Military;
  • New Low Sensory Space – Available for guests with sensory sensitivities, this space provides a relaxed, quiet atmosphere and the opportunity for guests to wind down;
  • Parents Patio – Moms, dads and grandparents can rest and recharge at a new, shaded, outdoor space dedicated just for them. Guests can take a break with comfortable, cushioned patio furniture with complimentary charging stations and Wi-Fi; and
  • Mobile Locker Rentals – The park is eliminating locker rental lines by offering locker rentals via mobile phone. Guests can skip the kiosk and rent lockers immediately.

The park is currently hiring for the 2022 season. Applicants age 14 and older can text JOBS to 585-207-8400 or complete an application at www.sixflagsjobs.com. More than ten diverse departments offer exciting opportunities with flexible hours and great perks, and many jobs start at $15 per hour.

New in 2022, Six Flags announces a three-tiered Pass Program focused on maximizing the value and experience for guests. The Thrill Seeker Pass is perfect for frequent home park visitation. The Extreme Pass is ideal for live-on-the-edge thrills all year, without blockout dates. The Ultimate Pass provides the best value for everything offered; it includes all of the advantages of an Extreme Pass, plus more. For additional benefits and savings, with the purchase of an Extreme or Ultimate Pass, TWO Junior Passes will be given for each one of the passes purchased. The Junior Pass is for guests under 42”. For more information on these best offers, visit www.sixflags.com.

Six Flags Darien Lake operates weekends and select weekdays May 27 until June 24, and daily through Labor Day. The park will not operate on Tuesdays. Visit http://www.sixflags.com/darienlake

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Six Flags officials show off newest thrill slide at Darien Lake

By Howard B. Owens

Regional media got a first look at the still-under-construction Wahoo Wave at Six Flags Darien Lake on Wednesday morning.

The 60-foot-tall thrill slide will rank as one of the tallest water rides in Hurricane Harbor.

The ride features a 30-foot vertical plunge.

First, riders will barrel down an enclosed tunnel slide, twisting around tight turns and slipping and sliding downward for 30 feet. Then they will drop three stories into Wahoo Wave’s signature feature, a huge water wave wall. Riders slide vertically up the wall and let gravity pull them back down with weightlessness into the splash pool below

The Wahoo Wave includes a twist through a hairpin turn, followed by a corkscrew, and then without warning, riders in four-person tubes will plunge down a three-story drop.

Darien Lake management promises an "adrenaline-packed adventure that will send riders into near-vertical motions to experience extended hang times and zero g-forces."

The thrill wave is scheduled to open when the park opens on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28, 2022.

Photos by Alecia Kaus/Video News Service

Six Flags Darien Lake participating in National Hiring Week

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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and operator of water parks in North America, is looking for 15,000 energetic and motivated team members nationwide who want to work where they play. Recognized for the fifth year in a row as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Six Flags is hosting a National Hiring Week, April 23 through May 1, at all of its U.S. locations, including, Six Flags Darien Lake and Hurricane Harbor.

The company is hiring for rewarding positions in areas such as food service, ride operations, lifeguarding, retail, janitorial, maintenance, security and many more. Applicants may apply online at SixFlagsJobs.com, where they can be interviewed one day, and start paid training the next. Those who join the team receive a Team Six Pass along with an allotment of free tickets for family and friends.

“With spring in full swing, and summer just around the corner, it is the perfect time to join Six Flags,” said Vice President of HR, Compensation and Benefits Reyna Sanchez. “We offer many perks along with competitive wages for all our positions. We have a job for every lifestyle, including seasonal and part-time positions, along with our new Core program that offers full-time hours and exclusive benefits. Six Flags is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace with great opportunities for leadership development, on-the-job training, and the ability to grow with us,” Sanchez continued.

Six Flags also offers other benefits including paid internships, in-park discounts, rewards and recognitions, exclusive Team Member events, and flexible scheduling.  The positions are great for students, teachers, retirees, or anyone looking for a second job that allows them to work around a busy personal schedule. To apply, visit SixFlagsJobs.com for immediate openings.

Locally at Six Flags Darien Lake and Hurricane Harbor,1,500 team members are needed to fill positions. Most jobs are available to those 16 years of age and older, with select positions open to 14- and 15-year-olds. Applicants 18 years of age and older can make $15 an hour.

How to Apply:

  • Complete a job application at; SixFlagsJobs.com or
  • Text the word “JOBS” to 585-207-8400; or
  • Visit the Six Flags Darien Lake Employment Center in person April 25 – April 29 from 9 am to 7 pm daily. No appointment necessary

 

Fast-Tracked Hiring & Training:

  • Candidates can interview the same day they apply
  • In-person and video interviews are available
  • Training can be completed in person or virtually online

Available Positions:

  • Operations: Ride Operations, Park Services (Custodial), Public Safety (Security, EMTs)
  • In-Park Services: Food and Beverage Operations, Retail, Games
  • Guest Experience: Admissions, Guest Relations
  • Lifeguards
  • Accommodations: Hotel Front Office, Housekeeping, Reservationist
  • Landscaping

Six Flags Darien Lake and Hurricane Harbor will open for the 2022 season on May 27. Applicants with employment-related questions can call 585 599 5108. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/darienlake

Darien Lake, with 1,500 positions to fill, hosting hiring event April 9

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Theme and Water Park Complex Seeks 200 Lifeguards and Ride Attendants for 2022 Season

WHAT:
Six Flags Darien Lake will host a spring hiring event on April 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Six Flags Darien Lake Hotel. The theme park complex plans to fill 1,500 positions for the 2022 season including 200 lifeguards and ride attendants. The park is making the application, hiring and training process for team members faster and easier than ever before. Candidates can gain immediate interviews and land thrilling jobs the same day in more than 10 diverse departments including ride attendants, lifeguarding, food service, games, admissions, and retail in preparation for Six Flags Darien Lake’s opening on May 27.

WHO:
Most positions are available to persons 16 years of age and older; however, the park does have a select number of positions available for 14- and 15-year-olds.

HOW:

  • Simply text the word “JOBS” to 585-207-8400; or
  • Complete a job application at www.sixflags.com/darienlake/jobs; or
  • Visit the Six Flags Darien Lake Human resources office in person Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Applicants with employment-related questions can call 585-599-5108  

For more information on Six Flags Darien Lake and Hurricane Harbor, visit www.sixflags.com/darienlake

Darien Lake renaming water park and introducing new ride, the Wahoo Wave

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Six Flags Darien Lake, The Thrill Capital of New York, will rebrand its Splashtown waterpark to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and launch a massive, new slide for the 2022 season. Towering a staggering 60 feet tall, Wahoo Wave will rank as one of the tallest water rides in the waterpark and its one-of-a-kind “water wave wall” will boost the park’s already robust roster of heat-beating attractions.

“Six Flags is committed to making the park bigger, better and now wetter than ever with the addition of this world-class waterpark attraction, Wahoo Wave,” said Park President Chris Thorpe. “With non-stop, soaking thrills for the entire family, Hurricane Harbor will be the perfect summertime escape.”

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor additions include the following features:

  • Expanded seating and additional lounge chairs;
  • Improved shaded areas;
  • Selfie photo spot featuring a 20-foot shark prop; and
  • New, tropically-themed wave pool mural.

Following a six-story climb to the top of the tower, Wahoo Wave riders will twist through a hairpin turn, followed by a corkscrew. Without warning, riders in four-person tubes will plunge down an unforgettable, three-story drop. This adrenaline-packed adventure will send riders into near-vertical motions to experience extended hang times and zero g-forces.

Wahoo Wave slide complex features:

  • Near vertical motions on a four-person tube;
  • Thirty-foot vertical plunge;
  • Whirlpool bowl;
  • Huge water wave wall, where guests will feel zero-gravity bliss; and
  • Refreshing catch pool.

Construction on Wahoo Wave has begun and is expected to be complete when the waterpark opens this May.

Six Flags Darien Lake will operate weekends and select weekdays May 27 until June 24, and daily through Labor Day. The park will not operate on Tuesdays.

Darien Lake looking to staff up for the season, 1,500 positions to be filled

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Six Flags Darien Lake, The Thrill Capital of New York and one of the largest employers in Western New York is hosting a hiring event on Saturday, March 5 to fill up to 1,500 positions with dedicated, thrill-loving individuals. Positions are available across multiple departments including ride operators, lifeguards, food service, security, games, retail, camping, and more.

“Six Flags Darien Lake is committed to providing a fun, fast-paced work environment for job-seekers across Western New York.” said Park President Chris Thorpe. “We offer tremendous flexibility for students and part-time wage earners, applicants who come out for this hiring event could potentially be hired on the spot.”

Six Flags Darien Lake offers competitive wages and flexible schedules for candidates 14 years old and up with entry-level pay rates beginning at $13.20 per hour. More experienced candidates and candidates 18 years old can earn pay rates beginning at $15.00, no experience is needed as the park provides training in various disciplines and departments. Other unique benefits include in-park discounts, recognition programs, unlimited park admission for employees, team member events, and more. 

Hiring Event Information:

  • When: Saturday, March 5 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Six Flags Darien Lake Hotel

Darien Lake announces Fright Fest

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Six Flags Darien Lake, The Thrill Capital of New York, will unleash the biggest, most spine-chilling Fright Fest® yet this fall. This signature event brings Thrills by Day with Trick-or-Treat trails and family-friendly activities, and Fright by Night, featuring four eerie mazes and four blood-curdling scare zones, along with ominous, roaming zombies straight out of a nightmare.  

“We are thrilled to bring Fright Fest back to our guests with an incredible lineup of frightening attractions and eerie entertainment,” said Park President Mark Kane. “There is no better or scarier place to celebrate Halloween than Six Flags Darien Lake,” added Kane.                                              

Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® features four haunted attractions (at an additional charge) that incorporate ghoulish scare actors, movie-like props, and state-of-the-art special effects:

  • Hotel Terror: 7 Deadly Sins: Tour the horrific hotel where sinful guests are condemned to a life of suffering.  But, beware; they do not take kindly to visitors;
  • Jungle Apocalypse: Immerse yourself into this forsaken island filled with ancient ruins, secrets and a tribe of worshippers looking for their next human sacrifice;
  • Camp Scumshine: Visit the winding paths of despair that once was Camp Sunshine. The Boogeyman is real and tonight he could be playing a little trick on unsuspecting guests; and
  • Corridors of Chaos: A mechanical engineer offers refuge to those seeking to get away from the upheaval that has plagued the nation in his transformed District 417 warehouse. However, guests do not know the terror that awaits them in the treacherous tunnels of this subterranean society.   

Four additional scare zones around the park leave guests nowhere to hide and screaming to get out unscathed.

  • Passage of the Damned: Walk through the passage of the soulless keepers that ensure that no living enter the world of the damned;
  • Creep Show Freak Show: The home for rejected and demonic circus performers. This circus troop was banished to the outer world for their misdeeds during their mortal lives;
  • Voodoo Curse: Pass through a marshy inlet but be wary of those who have been cursed to roam the mucky waters. These swamp dwellers will unleash their voodoo magic and indulge in the fear of unsuspecting victims; and
  • Screampunk: People here have been experimented on by a delirious inventor who thought it would be a brilliant idea to mechanize mankind.

In addition, Big Top Freaks is headlining the entertainment with a nightly show that is NOT for the faint of heart. Big Top Freaks showcases three entertainers who specialize in dangerous, scarring, grotesque, and hard-to-watch feats of physical endurance. 

  • Direct from Las Vegas, Zamora the Torture King will cause most to shield their eyes. He will focus on his mental trainings to overcome pain as he subjects his body to numerous skewers that are thrust into his arms, face, and neck;
  • Direct from the famed Coney Island, Kita the Bawdy Burlesque Beauty, has a disturbing passion for running with scissors. Her bag of tricks includes a power drill for thrusting into her nose. Her tolerance for pain is remarkably displayed with objects like nails and swords; and
  • Romeo is one of New York’s most prolific fire and danger performers and will command the stage as master of ceremonies. His unique blend of unusual skills combines everything from whips, daggers, and broken glass, and he’s dying to share them all. 

Fright Fest is so scary it is NOT recommended for children 12 and under after 6 p.m.  

Operating Hours and Days:

6 p.m. to 11 p.m. September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. September 25, October 2, 9, 10, 16, 23, 30

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. September 26, October 3, 11, 17, 24, 31

Law and Order: Two people arrested at Darien Lake in separate incidents

By Howard B. Owens

Andrea Ilene Kinnaird, 48, of Penn Mills Avenue, Weston Mills, is charged with attempted grand larceny and grand larceny 4th.  Kinnaird was arrested at 2:08 p.m., Aug. 24, at Darien Lake Theme Park by deputies Jonathan Dimming and Eric Meyer. No details of the alleged crime were released. Kinnaird was arraigned in Town of Darien Court and released on her own recognizance.

Antonio Santiago, 43, of Ferndale Cresent, Rochester, is charged with reckless endangerment 2nd and attempted assault 2nd. Santiago is accused of spitting in the face of a deputy who was attempting to obtain information from Santiago during a complaint at Darien Lake Theme Park at 5:56 p.m., Aug. 24. Santiago was arraigned in Town of Pembroke Court and processed at the Genesee County Jail. 

Darien Lake announces Magic of Lights exhibit for holiday season

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Press release:

Six Flags Darien Lake, The Thrill Capital of New York, is excited to announce an all-NEW Holiday tradition, the Magic of Lights drive-through experience. The theme park will be all decked out and shining bright this holiday season from November 18 through January 2, 2022. This 1.25-mile magical route winds guests through the park and campground from the comfort and warmth of their own cars. and will be overflowing with spectacular lighting displays that bring favorite holiday themes and characters to life.

“We are delighted to be extending our calendar into this magical time of year with this truly unique event. This new drive-through experience is sure to delight guests of all ages and help create fond, new memories for families and friends. We look forward to Magic of Lights becoming a holiday tradition at our park for years to come,” said Six Flags Darien Lake President Mark Kane.                                                 

Magic of Lights will run daily from November 18 through January 2, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Closed November 25, December 24 & 25)

The drive-through experience is FREE to all current Members and Season Pass holders. Season Passes for the 2022 season are now available and includes admission to this holiday event. Magic of Lights event tickets will be available to purchase this fall. More information can be found at sixflags.com/darienlake.

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Six Flags Darien Lake launches Project Ed hiring initiative for all educators and school employees to earn extra cash

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Press release:

Six Flags Darien Lake, the Thrill Capital of New York, today announced the formal launch of Project Ed. This hiring initiative is an opportunity for all educators and school employees to earn extra cash this summer, free tickets, and school supplies for their classroom in the fall.

Participants will: be paid premium wages and those who work an average of 24 hours for eight weeks in a variety of leadership roles; have the opportunity to earn more than $3,000; and will automatically be entered into a raffle to earn up to $250 in gift cards for supplies in their classrooms.  

“Six Flags Darien Lake is committed to providing a fun work environment for job–seekers,” said Park President Mark Kane. “Our team members are our greatest asset and we hope our local educators will look at this opportunity as a great way to enjoy their summer and earn some extra money for their classroom.

"Educators and school employees went above and beyond this past school year and it’s our pleasure to offer this opportunity for them.” 

Six Flags has been recognized for the fifth year in a row as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, and was recently listed by Forbes Magazines as one of the country’s top 500 employers for diversity. 

To apply for positions, visit www.sixflags.com/darienlake/jobs for immediate openings.

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