Darien Lake will open for the 2013 season Saturday.
The theme park will feature a renovated Waterfront Boardwalk area patterned after lakeside resorts of the 1950s. The Boardwalk will boast a newly renovated carousel and Ferris wheel. It’s part of $5.5 million in upgrades that include a new Blast Off ride and an upgraded Ignite the Night laser light and dancing water show.
Darien Lake will also have a full-service Anchor Bar restaurant, which will have later hours to accommodate campers, and additional “glamping” sites–campsites that come complete with a bed, tables, chairs and a canvas tent on wooden decking.
An opening ceremony will begin at the park at 10:15 a.m., featuring the singing of the American and Canadian national anthems by eight-year-old singer Baylee Morrison.