Darien Center, New York
Darien Lake started in 1964 as just a campground. In 1977, waterslides were built over the lake. The first couple of amusement park rides arrived in the next few years. The park was owned by Funtime Parks, but Premier Parks purchased Funtime in 1995. The park was renamed Six Flags Darien Lake in 1999, and Premier Parks was renamed Six Flags, Incorporated in 2000. This park, and six others, were sold by Six Flags in 2007 for $312 million. For the 2007 season, its name has reverted again to just Darien Lake.
Nightmare at Phantom Cave, an enclosed Jet Star coaster from Schwarzkopf, ran here from 1996 to 1998. It was originally Starchaser (1987-1995) at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, and is presently Nightmare At Crackaxel Canyon at Great Escape in Lake George, New York.
In January 2006, the Intamin stand-up coaster from the defunct Six Flags AstroWorld was relocated to Darien Lake. It remains in storage with an unclear future.
Boomerang Coast to Coaster
Hoot N Holler (formerly Ladybug, Nessie the Dreamy Dragon, and Brain Teaser)
Ride of Steel (formerly Superman Ride of Steel)
Motor Coaster (formerly Orange County Choppers MotoCoaster)
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