Darien Lake launches new rides & shows for 2012
One of the newest areas in Niagara Falls, Fallsview Boulevard is the perfect playground for both families and couples that want to get away.
Towering four and five star hotels and spas line the skyline featuring spectacular views of the Falls, award-wining cuisine, first class service and attention to detail rivaling any world-class destination.
This season, Darien Lake’s extensive upgrades and exclusive Canadian deals make it the ideal family fun getaway destination for Canadians, combining the thrills of non-stop entertainment Conveniently located a short drive from the Niagara Falls border, Darien Lake truly is the area’s best entertainment value with more than 45 rides, a 10 acre water park, a wide array of live shows, plus pay-as-you-play classic midway games, paddle boats, mini golf, batting cages, go-carts and unique thrills such as the Slingshot and SkyCoaster experiences.
The Parks also boast a 20,000-seat performing arts centre, operated by Live Nation and hosting some of today’s hottest music artists (extra ticket required). This year Darien Lake will re-open May 12 with over $5 Million in upgrades, including 3
new family-friendly rides in the just-created Rowdy’s Ridge area plus 11 all-new shows featuring acclaimed comedy jugglers, performing dogs, extreme parrots, world-class illusionist,
hypnotist, and high energy percussionists. making a trip to Darien Lake fun for the whole family and an affordable and easy getaway for Canadians. Boasting an array of lodging options with exciting entertainment right on site, Canadians really can have it all! The Park also now accepts Canadian cash at par.
Entertainment with 11 new live shows plus a Canadian tribute in the nightly Laser Blast spectacular. The shows rotate during the season, bringing a constant stream of all-ages comedy and amazing thrills to the park.
Darien Lake Performing Arts Centre
- May 25 - September 3 – Beaver Mania!
Starring the new Beaver Brothers’ characters, Darien Lake’s newest party animals!
- May 25 - September 3 – Beaver Fever!
An exciting dance party with your favorite hits! Let’s hear it for Canada!
- May 27 – 28: Comedian John Park
Fast-paced comedy and incredible juggling.
- May 31 – June 3: Comedian Greg Tarlin
High energy juggling, amazing unicycle stunts and dazzling yo-yo tricks.
- June 7 – 11: Hilby
The New York Times calls him the Skinny German, Juggling, Lederhosen-Wearing Clown - unbelievably funny with lots of audience participation. Juggling with knives, a bowling ball, toilet plunger, a cordless hedge trimmer and more!
- June 15 – July 8: Matt Baker Comedy Stunt Show
Clever comedy meets jaw-dropping stunts like spearing vegetables on spikes, escaping handcuffs and juggling with his mouth.
- June 7- August 5: Mutts Gone Nuts
A fast-paced canine thrill show with the classic appeal of a circus-style comedy dog act. The show features Sammie the talking dog and an engaging cast of rescued dogs.
- June 15 – July 15: Tammy Barton
Acclaimed hypnotist extraordinaire! Considered one of the top hypnotists around, Tammy leaves you laughing & gasping with this family-friendly show.
- July 16 – September 30: Aaron Radatz
Internationally acclaimed illusionist, named by Time magazine as “the magician to see,” a one-man show of magic and non-stop action. MSNBC says Aaron is “nipping at the heels of David Copperfield.” Aaron will reprise his show during FrightFest October 5-6 and 12-13.
- July 30 – September 3: Plastic Musik
High energy percussion and unpredictable theatrics – playing classics, hip hop & Motown hits.
- August 6 – September 3: Extreme Parrots
The most famous performing parrots in the world and voted as best animal attraction for 7 straight years! Trained rescue parrots perform amazing feats.
- New Rowdy’s Ridge Family Area
New ”Rowdy’s Ridge” theme area will feature three brand new fun-for-the-whole-family rides:
- Moose on the Loose - Fun backwoods adventure on a “runaway moose.”
- Heave Ho! - Riders pull themselves up a three-story tower by rope.
- Hornet’s Nest - Fly on a tall swing, controlling flight angle and height.
The Darien Lake Performing Arts Centre (PAC) continues to announce upcoming concert acts, attracting the world’s biggest stars. Starting the season off with a bang, Canadian international hip-hop phenom Drake takes over the stage on June 8 with help from J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame and more! The initial line-up of acts booked to date includes Juno Award-winning Canadian rock band Nickelback (July 25), the Dave Matthews Band, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Big Time Rush, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Iron Maiden with special guest Alice Cooper, the Beach Boys, KISS and The Vans Warped Tour. For more information, visit www.livenation.com.
Season Passes: 100 Days of Unlimited Fun for Less than the Price of 2 Visits
Season Passes offer unlimited admission to 45 rides, waterpark and park’s live shows throughout the 2012 season. Purchasers save $40 by buying 4 or more passes for only $59.99* each vs. single Season Passes for $69.99* each (plus tax). Season passes can be ordered online at www.darienlake.com.
*Prices shown in USD. Prices may vary for CAD, depending on exchange rates.
About Darien Lake
Darien Lake’s wide variety of entertainment has made it New York’s most popular “destination fun.” Located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls between Buffalo and Rochester, Darien Lake offers guests a range of relaxing with the thrills of a massive amusement & water park just steps away. The park boasts more than 45 rides including six world-class roller coasters, dozens of family rides, several world-class entertainment shows right in the park, and the region’s largest waterpark complete with wave pool. The park is open May through September.
The Darien Lake Performing Arts Center is an adjacent 20,000-seat performing arts venue that hosts some of the hottest music artists for an extra ticket. Live Nation books and manages the concert acts and oversees the centre’s operations. www.livenation.com